Shaoyang


Shaoyang

Shaoyang (zh-stp|s=邵阳|t=邵陽|p=Shàoyáng) is a prefecture-level city in Hunan province, People's Republic of China. Shaoyang is in the south west of Hunan, not far from Hengyang city.

Shaoyang has a history of 2500 years and remains an important commercial and transportation city in Hunan. It has one metropolitan area and 8 suburban counties, with a population of 7 million.

Shaoyang is one the major forest reserve areas in Hunan province. It had a forest coverage 42.7% which is the highest in Hunan province. The Nan Shan Pastures, with 23 millian acres, is one of the biggest in Southern China which provide dairy products and meat for Hunan province.

Shaoyang is home to Shaoyang University. The school is composed of former Shaoyang Normal College and Shaoyang College.

Shaoyang dialect of Lou Shao group of dialects of Xiang is spoken here.

Shaoyang is the setting of Justin Hill's novel "The Drink and Dream Teahouse", which was banned in China in 2001.

Administrative divisions

*Shuangqing District (双清区)
*Daxiang District (大祥区)
*Beita District (北塔区)
*Wugang City (武冈市)
*Shaodong County (邵东县)
*Shaoyang County (邵阳县)
*Xinshao County (新邵县)
*Longhui County (隆回县)
*Dongkou County (洞口县)
*Suining County (绥宁县)
*Xinning County (新宁县)
*Chengbu Miao Autonomous County (城步苗族自治县)

Noted people

*Tsiang Tingfu, historian and diplomat
*Wei Yuan, late Qing scholar
*Cai E, revolutionary leader and warlord

External links

* [http://www.shaoyangchina.com Shaoyang, China]


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