Jing County, Anhui


Jingxian Railway Station
Jing County is the westernmost division in this map of Xuancheng
Jing County is the westernmost division in this map of Xuancheng
Xuancheng in Anhui
Xuancheng in Anhui
Coordinates: 30°41′19″N118°25′12″E / 30.6886°N 118.4199°E / 30.6886; 118.4199Coordinates: 30°41′19″N118°25′12″E / 30.6886°N 118.4199°E / 30.6886; 118.4199
Country People's Republic of China
Province Anhui
Prefecture-level city Xuancheng
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Jing County or Jingxian (simplified Chinese: 泾县; traditional Chinese: 涇縣; pinyin: Jīng Xiàn) is a county in the south of Anhui Province, People's Republic of China, under the jurisdiction of the prefecture-level city of Xuancheng. It has a population of 360,000 and an area of 2,059 km2 (795 sq mi). The government of Jing County is located in Jingchuan Town.

Jing County has jurisdiction over eleven towns and four townships.

The county is known for its production of Xuan paper and its historic villages.[1]

Tourist spots [ edit ]

Preservation of the county's historic villages has been challenging. According to a local official, "The key to preserving villages such as Chaji ... was to convince villagers to stay and not move away to work in the big cities."[2][3] Tourist facilities for visitors to Chaji "have been built on the periphery of the ancient village to retain its pastoral landscape."[4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ "Introduction to the Xuan Paper Making in Anhui China". China Culture 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-17.
  2. ^ "Ancient Chinese villages 'rotting away' for lack of money". South China Morning Post. 2015-01-30. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  3. ^ "Chaji Ancient Buildings (Jing County) - 2019". TripAdvisor. 2019. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
  4. ^ "Traditional Chinese villages in urgent need of preservation". DAWN.COM. 2015-01-31. Retrieved 2019-12-16.
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