Xishui County, Hubei
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|Coordinates (Xishui government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|Website||浠水县人民政府门户网 (Xishui County People's Government Web Portal) (in Simplified Chinese)|
Xishui County (simplified Chinese: 浠水县; traditional Chinese: 浠水縣; pinyin: Xīshuǐ Xiàn) is a county of eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. The county extends over an area of 2,000 square kilometres (770 sq mi) and is under the administration of Huanggang City.
History [ edit ]
Xishui was a center of revolutionary activity during the Chinese Civil War. In 1922, an underground group was formed to try to undermine the Kuomintang. Between 1926 and 1949, thousands of locals lost their lives in the struggle.
Famous persons whose ancestral home was Xishui County:
- Wen Yiduo ( Chinese: 聞一多), famous writer of China.
- Yang Jisheng (historian) ( Chinese traditional: 楊繼繩), the author of Tomb: Great famine of China: 1959-1962( Chinese name:
< 墓碑:中國1959-1962年三年大饑荒> )
- Xu Fuguan, a Chinese historian and philosopher, notable for Confucian studies
Geography [ edit ]
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
|7||Tuanpi    ||团陂 镇|
|14||Sanjiaoshan Forestry Area||三角山林场|
|15||Cehu Breeding Farm (formerly Qi Lake)||策湖养殖场|
|16||Xishui Economic Development Zone||经济开发区|
Natural Resources [ edit ]
Economy [ edit ]
The very first agricultural cooperative in Hubei province was established at Xishui in 1952, as impoverished peasants pooled their land and cattle to create one large farm. In the first year, the commune increased its production by one third. The commune also expanded fresh-water fish and lotus root cultivation, and began planting two crops of rice per year. In 1956, the Xishui cooperative was recognized as an exemplary “national production growth model.” A major flood-control and irrigation reservoir was completed in 1961 and it began generating electricity the following year. This again became a national model for other villages to follow.
Yangtze Flooding [ edit ]
Xishui is subject to flooding from the Yangtze River. In 1996, the main dike wall shielding the village from the Yangtze broke in several places, endangering the entire county. Emergency support personnel from Qichun County and Wuxue City were required to help deal with the emergency. Since then, the dike was widened and raised in height.
References [ edit ]
浠水县行政区划 (in Chinese). Xishui County People's Government. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
"黄冈市乡镇（街道）名录" [Huanggang City Township-level Divisions List] (in Chinese). 行政区划网站 [Administrative Divisions Website]. 15 August 2014. Retrieved 10 January 2018.
- 中国地质邮政编码簿(2015). China Post. 2015. pp. 594–595.
浠水县地名领导小组 [Xishui County Place Names Working Group], ed. (April 1983). 浠水县地名志 [Xishui County Geographical Terminology Annals] (in Chinese). Xishui County, Hubei: 浠水县印刷厂 [Xishui County Printing Factory]. p. 95.
- http://www.sohu.com/a/73238868_176661 TUANPISIYUN
- http://www.xstpgz.cn/ Xishui Tuanpi Gaozhong
- http://en.hubei.gov.cn/photo_gallery/rivers/201403/t20140313_492975.shtml Ce Lake, formerly known as Qi Lake, is located at Xishui County of Central China’s Hubei Province, with an area of 11.14 square kilometers.
- Xishui Government websites (Chinese)
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