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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,441.03 km2 (942.49 sq mi)|
|• Density||250/km2 (640/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Dao County (simplified Chinese: 道县; traditional Chinese: 道縣; pinyin: Dào Xiàn) is under the administration of Yongzhou, Hunan province, China. Located in the southwestern part of Yongzhou City, it borders the prefecture-level city of Guilin (Guangxi) to the west.
The Dao County Massacre of 1967
The 1967 mass killing in Dao County, known as the Dao County Massacre, lasted 66 days from August 13 to October 17, 1967. It resulted in 4,519 dead, of whom 4,193 were killed outright and 326 were forced to commit suicide.
There are two principal features of this massacre. The first one is that it took place during the Cultural Revolution. The other is that nearly 90 percent of the victims were labeled as "class enemies", i.e., the so-called Black Five Categories (landlords, rich peasants, counter-revolutionaries, "bad elements," and rightists) and their family members.
- www.xzqh.org (Chinese)
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