Longmen County

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Longmen

龙门县

Lungmoon; Lungmen
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Longmen Town at night,with Zengjiang River passing through
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Location in Huizhou City
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Longmen
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°44′N114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250 Coordinates: 23°44′N114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Huizhou
County seat Longcheng Subdistrict (龙城街道)
Area
  Total2,295 km2 (886 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
  Total320,596
  Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
516800
Area code(s) 0752
Website longmen.gov.cn
Longmen
Simplified Chinese 龙门
Traditional Chinese 龍門
Jyutping Lung4-mun4
Hanyu Pinyin Lóngmén
Postal Lungmoon
Literal meaning Dragon  Gate
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Longmen County,alternately romanized as Lungmoon, [lower-alpha 1] is a county of Guangdong, China, administered as part of the prefecture-level city of Huizhou. In 2004, Longmen County had a population of 320,596 residing in an area of 2,295 square kilometers (886 sq mi).

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Geography

The northernmost county-level division of Huizhou, Longmen County borders Dongyuan County to the east, Boluo County to the south, Zengcheng and Conghua to the west, and Xinfeng County to the north.

Administrative divisions

Longmen County comprises two subdistrict, seven towns, and a township:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010) [4] Area (km2)
Longcheng Subdistrict 龙城街道Lóngchéng Jiēdào81,835115.5
Pingling Subdistrict 平陵街道Pínglíng Jiēdào36,533143
Mazha town麻榨镇Mázhà Zhèn22,12854.5
Yonghan town永汉镇Yǒnghàn Zhèn47,680215
Longtian town龙田镇Lóngtián Zhèn17,810195.5
Longtan town龙潭镇Lóngtán Zhèn22,306257
Dipai town地派镇Depài Zhèn13,991211
Longhua town龙华镇Lónghuá Zhèn33,423179
Longjiang town龙江镇Lóngjiāng Zhèn23,16754.5
Lantian Yao Ethnic Township 蓝田瑶族乡Lántián Yáozú Xiāng7,716169

Demographics

In addition to Mandarin, there are several local languages spoken within Longmen County: Cantonese, Hakka, Minnan, and ethnic-minority languages such as Yao and She.

Notable people

Transport

China Expwy G0422 sign no name.svg G0422 (Wuhan-Shenzhen), Guangdong Expwy S2 sign no name.svg Guangdong S2 (Guangzhou-Heyuan) and Guangdong Expwy S14 sign no name.svg Guangdong S14 (Shantou-Zhanjiang) pass through the county. The Shaoguan-Huizhou Expressway is currently under construction.

Climate

Notes

  1. The Postal Map spelling is based on the name's Cantonese pronunciation. The name has also been romanized as Lung-men, [1] Lung-mun, [2] and Lung-mun-heën. [3]

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References

Citations

  1. Encyclopædia Britannica, 11th ed. (1911), Vol. XV, "Kwang-tung".
  2. Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878), Vol. V, "China".
  3. Gutzlaff (1838), p.  564.
  4. shi, Guo wu yuan ren kou pu cha ban gong; council, Guo jia tong ji ju ren kou he jiu ye tong ji si bian = Tabulation on the 2010 population census of the people's republic of China by township / compiled by Population census office under the state; population, Department of; statistics, employment statistics national bureau of (2012). Zhongguo 2010 nian ren kou pu cha fen xiang, zhen, jie dao zi liao (Di 1 ban. ed.). Beijing Shi: Zhongguo tong ji chu ban she. ISBN   978-7-5037-6660-2.

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