Fengjie County


Fengjie County

Fengjie County (Simplified Chinese: 奉节县, Pinyin: "Fèngjié Xiàn", Vietnamese: "Phụng Tiết") is a county of Chongqing Municipality in China. It is on the Yangtze River, near the Three Gorges Dam. It has an area of 4099Km2 and a population of 1.02 million.

Due to the building of the dam, the town has to be relocated to a new location at higher altitude. The old town was completely demolished and its site is now under water. The scale of population relocation in Fengjie County resulted from Dam caused flooding was the largest among all counties in the reservoir area of the Three Gorges Dam.

The history of Fengjie can be traced back, at least, to 314B.C. In Qin Dynasty, Yufu County was established here as part of the Kingdom of Ba.

It is the place where "Still Life" was shot, a film by Jia Zhangke that won the 2006 Venice Film Festival (Golden Lion). [cite web|url=http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/09/09/entertainment/main1990625.shtml|title='Still Life' Takes Venice's Top Prize|publisher=Associated Press| author=AP Staff| date=2006-09-09|accessdate=2008-01-19]

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