Hepu County

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Hepu County
合浦县
County
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Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangxi
Prefecture-level city Beihai
Township-level divisions 13 towns
2 townships
County seat Lianzhou (廉州镇)
Area
 • Total 2,380 km2 (920 sq mi)
Elevation 12 m (40 ft)
Population (2003)
 • Total 930,914
 • Density 390/km2 (1,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 536100
Area code(s) 0779

Hepu (Postal: Hoppo; Chinese: 合浦; pinyin: Hépǔ) is a county under the administration of Beihai City in southeastern Guangxi, China. It borders Lianjiang (Guangdong) to the southeast, Bobai County to the northeast, the Gulf of Tonkin to the south, Qinzhou to the west, and Pubei County to the north. Then-Premier Li Peng called this place "the Southern Pearl County" (南珠之乡) in November 1992. The county was once known as Lianzhou (Postal: Limchow). It has an area of 2,380 km2 (920 sq mi) and a population of 930,914 as of 2003.

300,000 of the inhabitants are of Hakka descent.[1]

History

  • 1949–1950: Hepu administered Beihai as a town
  • June 1965: administered by Qinzhou Region of Guangxi, prior
  • July 1, 1987: administered by Beihai City

Administrative divisions

The county administers 13 towns and 2 townships:[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Transportation

Famous people

References

  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OapKDKGuG4
  2. 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:合浦县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-04. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OapKDKGuG4

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