Yangxin County, Hubei
Yangxin County (simplified Chinese: 阳新县; traditional Chinese: 陽新縣; pinyin: Yángxīn Xiàn) is a county within the prefecture-level city of Huangshi in southeastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. The county is mostly rural but is more prosperous than its neighbor, Tongshan County. According to the Fifth Population Census of China (2000), the county's population was 949,102 giving it a population density of 341 people per square kilometer.
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From the Northern and Southern dynasties period, Hubei province became a noteworthy tea-producing area. It became Xingguo Army (兴国军) during the Song Dynasty. During this period, Confucian schools were introduced into Xingguo. In the Yuan Dynasty, it was called Xingguo Road and had the biggest silver production among all roads in Hubei. During the Qing Dynasty the Yangxin area became Xingguo Prefecture.
In the late Qing Dynasty, Yangxin County served as the headquarters for the west march of Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The prefecture was turned into a county in 1912 and changed its name to Yangxin County in 1914. In 1926, a Communist Party of China committee was established, and Yangxin became a center of communist activities in Southeast Hubei. In the Second Sino-Japanese War, the people of Yangxin formed four counter-Japanese base areas and fought the Battle of Wuhan in order to protect Wuhan. Yangxin was occupied by the 43rd Army, 15th Legion, Fourth Field Army of the People's Liberation Army on May 16, 1949.
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The southern part of the county, located in the foothills of the Mufu Mountains, is riddled with many small hills.
The county's main urban area is Xingguo Town—usually referred to simply as Yangxin, as is normally the case in Chinese counties. Other large towns include Longgang (龙港) and Futu (浮屠).
The main transportation artery of the county is China National Highway 106 which is also known as China National Highway 316 within the county. However, it does not pass through the Yangxin county seat, Xingguo town; the town is served by Hubei Provincial Highway 316 (not to be confused with the national highway of the same number).
The Yangxin Railway Station is located on the Wuhan–Jiujiang Railway, which runs from Wuhan to Jiujiang, Jiangxi. A number of passenger trains running from the Wuchang (or sometimes Hankou) station in Wuhan stop at the Yangxin Railway Station. The distance from the Yangxin station to Wuchang by rail is 153 km (95 mi) and the typical travel time by train is around two hours. The train regularly stops at the Huangshi station, Ezhou, and Huazhong.
- Huangshi population statistics, as reported by Huangshi Prefecture-Level City Government
- 湖北省阳新县县志编纂委员会编纂 (August 1993). 总述. 阳新县志. Beijing: Xinhua Press. pp. 1–3.
- 行政区划 (in Chinese). Yangxin County People's Government. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- 阳新县历史沿革 (in Chinese). XZQH.org. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- 2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：阳新县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 25 February 2018.
统计用区划代码 名称 420222100000 兴国镇 420222101000 富池镇 420222102000 黄颡口镇 420222103000 韦源口镇 420222104000 太子镇 420222105000 大王镇 420222106000 陶港镇 420222107000 白沙镇 420222108000 浮屠镇 420222109000 三溪镇 420222110000 龙港镇 420222111000 洋港镇 420222112000 排市镇 420222113000 木港镇 420222114000 枫林镇 420222115000 王英镇 420222451000 率洲农场 420222452000 半壁山农场 420222453000 荆头山农场 420222455000 金海开发区 420222456000 城东新区
- 湖北黄石市阳新县. 博雅地名网 (in Chinese). Retrieved 25 February 2018.
- 𣲗源口 (Wéiyuánkǒu) 现代汉语词典(第七版) [A Dictionary of Current Chinese (Seventh Edition)]. Beijing: The Commercial Press. 1 September 2016. p. 1361. ISBN 978-7-100-12450-8.
- Yangxin (阳新) schedule search at, tielu.org ca. 2008
- Media related to Yangxin County at Wikimedia Commons