Qimen County

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Qimen County (simplified Chinese: 祁门; traditional Chinese: 祁門; pinyin: Qímén Xiàn; alternately romanized as Keemun) is a county in the southeast of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, bordering Jiangxi Province to the southwest. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Huangshan City. It has a population of 190,000 and an area of 2,257 square kilometres (871 sq mi). The government of Qimen County is located in Qishan Town.

Qimen

祁门县

Kimen
Qimen is the westernmost division in this map of Huangshan
Qimen is the westernmost division in this map of Huangshan
Huangshan in Anhui
Huangshan in Anhui
Coordinates: 29°51′14″N 117°43′01″E / 29.854°N 117.717°E / 29.854; 117.717Coordinates: 29°51′14″N 117°43′01″E / 29.854°N 117.717°E / 29.854; 117.717
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceAnhui
Prefecture-level cityHuangshan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Qimen County has jurisdiction over seven towns and thirteen townships.

HistoryEdit

Qimen County was established in 766 during the Tang Dynasty (Yongtai Era 2). It takes its name from the Mount Qi in the northeast and the Chang River (阊江) in the southwest.[citation needed]

The headquarters of the Xiang Army were in Qimen during part of the Taiping Rebellion.

EconomyEdit

 
Keemun tea is produced in Qimen County

Qimen County is a tea-producing region, and the black tea called Keemun tea is named after Qimen.

TransportationEdit

RailEdit

Qimen is served by the Anhui–Jiangxi Railway.

Places of interestEdit

The area around the border with Shitai County contains a National Nature Reserve. It includes a 1,700-metre-high (5,600 ft) peak in the Huangshan Mountains.

See alsoEdit

  • Likou, a town in Qimen County

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