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Hong'an County from above
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Hong'an County (simplified Chinese: 红安县; traditional Chinese: 紅安縣; pinyin: Hóng'ān Xiàn), formerly named Huang'an County (黄安县; 黃安縣; Huáng'ān Xiàn; Hwangan), located to the north of Wuhan, is a county in Huanggang, Hubei province, People's Republic of China.
Hong'an is known as the "County of Generals" in that more than 200 (or 79 with the real rank, plus those who had a similar rank during or after Liberation War, making 223) Chinese army generals have been born there, a total far greater than for any other county in all of China.
The former military leader and President of China, Li Xiannian (1909–1992), was born in Hong'an.
History [ edit ]
In 845 BC Marquis Wen (文侯) Huang Meng (黃孟) (aka Huang Zhang; 黃璋) moved the capital of the State of Huang from Yicheng to Huangchuan (present-day Huangchuan, Henan). Huang Xi's descendants ruled State of Huang until 648 BC when it was destroyed by the State of Chu. The Marquis of Huang, Marquis Mu (穆侯) Huang Qisheng (黃企生), fled to the state of Qi. The people of Huang were forced to relocate to Chu. They settled in the region of present-day Hubei province, in a region known as the Jiangxia Prefecture (江夏郡) during the Han dynasty (206 BC-AD 220). There are many places in this region today that were named after Huang e.g. Huanggang, Huangpi, Huangmei, Huangshi, Huang'an (now Hong'an), Huangzhou etc. A large number of the people of Huang were also relocated to regions south of the Yangtze River.
Geography [ edit ]
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
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References [ edit ]
红安简介 (in Chinese). Hong'an County People's Government. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
黄冈市乡镇（街道）名录 [Huanggang City Township-level Divisions List] (in Chinese). XZQH. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 9 January 2018.
- 中国地质邮政编码簿(2015). China Post. 2015. p. 594.
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