Yueyang


Yueyang

Yueyang (zh-stpw|s=岳阳|t=岳陽|p=Yuèyáng|w=Yüeh-yang; Postal map spelling: Yochow) is a prefecture-level city in the Hunan province of China, on the shores of Dongting Lake.

The Yueyang metropolitan area occupies 5,799 sq. mi. and the city proper occupies 318 sq. mi. The population is 5,100,000.

The city's most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower (岳阳楼 Yuèyánglóu).

City flower: Gardenia.

Administration

The Yueyang metropolitan area is made up of six outlying districts, two special districts and the city proper. The six city districts are Huarong, Linxiang, Xiangyin, Pingjiang, Miluo and Yueyang. The two special (smaller) districts are Junshan and Yunxi, which used to be part of Yueyang city proper but were separated into their own special districts for administrative purposes.

History

The area now called Yueyang has been inhabited for over 3,000 years. It was originally established as a prefecture called Hanchang in 210 BC during the Three Kingdoms period.

Under the Song Dynasty (AD 960-AD 1279) it was heavily fortified, with walls 4 miles in circumference, and became the seat of the military prefecture of Yueyang, whence its present name. During the Taiping Rebellion, its capture by the rebels in AD 1852 was an important stage in their advance up the Yangtze River valley to Nanjing. At the time of the foundation of the Republic of China in AD 1911, it became a county, taking the name Yueyang.

Education

There are a total of six colleges and polytechnic schools and several medical schools, among which the major national level educational institution is Hunan Institute of Science and Technology.

Other colleges include:
* Hunan Polytechnic
* Radio and TV University Yueyang
* National Institute of Occupational Hunan
* [http://www.hnshzy.cn/ Hunan petrochemical Vocational and Technical College]
* Yueyang Vocational and Technical College

Schools:
* Yueyang City School (key provincial)
* The second school of Yueyang City
* Third Yueyang City schools
* Yueyang City No. 4 Middle School
* Yueyang City High School
* Sixth Yueyang City schools
* Yueyang City seventh school (School of Music in Yueyang City)
* 8 Middle School in Yueyang City
* Yueyang City School 9th
* 10 Yueyang City schools
* Yueyang City 11 schools (secondary school Yueyang Financial, in 1990 Technical School)
* 12 Yueyang City schools
* School of long-chain (key provincial)
* Yue Hua (key provincial)
* Miluo City in a (key provincial)
* Huarong one (key provincial)

Secondary Vocational Schools
* Yueyang City Ahafo language 1,193,280.20
* Zhongshan Yueyang City School Finance
* Pok Man Foreign Languages School
* Huarong County Vocational Schools
* Yueyang County Vocational Schools
* Great Wall vocational schools

Primary Schools
* Yueyang Tower Primary

External links

* [http://www.travelgallery.org/thumbnails.php?album=19&lang=english Pictures from Yueyang]


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