Shicheng County

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Location
26°18'53"N
116°20'49"E
Country
 China
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Shicheng County (Chinese: 石城县; pinyin: Shíchéng Xiàn) is a county in the southeast of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Fujian province to the east. It is the easternmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Ganzhou.

Culture

Like their cousins in other counties of the southern Jiangxi uplands, the people of Shicheng are Hakkas, and pride themselves on their heritage of friendliness, especially to guests and strangers (Hospitality).

Demographics

Population

The county has a population of 300,000, which is one of the smallest in the Ganzhou municipal region.

Economy

Transportation

National Route 206 crosses the county from north to south, from Guangchang County town in Fuzhou to Ruijin City, Ganzhou. Province-maintained roads lead off 206, westward through Pingshan Town into Ningdu County, Ganzhou, and eastward (over the watershed into Fujian), to Shibi Town and Ninghua County-town, both in Sanming.

Agriculture

The county's agricultural economy is bolstered by lotus as well as by the tobacco picked up by the government-monopoly CNTC.

Politics

Administration

The county government, lower-level court, CPC branch and GongAn branch are located in Qinjiang town (琴江镇) on National Route 206.

Towns (镇, zhen)

There are 5 towns: Gaotian (高田镇), Xiaosong (小松镇), Pingshan (屏山镇), Huangjiang (櫎江镇) and Qinjiang (琴江镇))

Townships (乡, xiang)

There are 5 townships: Mulan (木兰乡), Fengshan (丰山乡), Zhukeng (珠坑乡), Dayou (大由乡) and Longgang (龙岗乡), 5 former townships are merged to other: Changtian (长天乡), Yanling (岩岭乡), Guanxia (观下乡), Xiaogu (小姑乡)and Yangdi (洋地乡)

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