Boluo County

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Boluo

博罗县

Poklo; Polo
Guangzhou–Huizhou Expressway in the county
Boluo in Huizhou
Boluo in Huizhou
Huizhou in Guangdong
Huizhou in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°10′22″N 114°17′22″E / 23.1728°N 114.2895°E / 23.1728; 114.2895Coordinates: 23°10′22″N 114°17′22″E / 23.1728°N 114.2895°E / 23.1728; 114.2895
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityHuizhou
County seatLuoyang
Area
 • Total2,795 km2 (1,079 sq mi)
Population
 (2009)
 • Total813,730
 • Density290/km2 (750/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
5161XX
Area code(s)0752
Boluo County
Simplified Chinese博罗县
Traditional Chinese博羅縣
Jyutpingbok4 lo4-jyun6
Hanyu PinyinBóluó Xiàn
PostalPoklo

Boluo County (Chinese: 博罗县) is a county of east-central Guangdong province, People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Huizhou, and in 2009, had a population of 813,700 residing in an area of 2,795 km2 (1,079 sq mi). It borders Yuancheng District, Dongyuan and Zijin counties to the northeast, Huiyang and Huicheng Districts to the southeast, Dongguan to the south, Zengcheng to the west, and Longmen County to the northwest.

History[edit]

In Lüshi Chunqiu, it was already one of the many Yue states without a king.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Boluo administers 17 towns:

Name Chinese (S) Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)[2] Area (km2)
Luoyang town 罗阳镇 Luōyáng Zhèn 208,739 251.62
Gongzhuang town 公庄镇 Gōngzhuāng Zhèn 46,813 299.5
Baitang town 柏塘镇 Bǎitáng Zhèn 50,013 161.4
Yangcun town 杨村镇 Yángcūn Zhèn 41,958 120
Mabei town 麻陂镇 Mábēi Zhèn 21,690 58.6
Shiba town 石坝镇 Shíbà Zhèn 39,149 142
Taimei town 泰美镇 Tàiměi Zhèn 34,169 183.5
Longxi town 龙溪镇 Lóngxī Zhèn 88,964 115.84
Yuanzhou town 园洲镇 Yuánzhōu Zhèn 146,053 110
Shiwan town 石湾镇 Shíwān Zhèn 122,802 83
Longhua town 龙华镇 Lónghuá Zhèn 26,009 62
Futian town 福田镇 Fútián Zhèn 38,286 86.7
Changning town 长宁镇 Chángníng Zhèn 39,983 117
Huzhen town 湖镇镇 Húzhèn Zhèn 56,551 117.3
Yangqiao town 杨侨镇 Yángqiáo Zhèn 29,868 89
Guanyinge town 观音阁镇 Guānyīngé Zhèn 17,309 143
Henghe town 横河镇 Hénghé Zhèn 21,421 232.88

Economy[edit]

Boluo County is said to be the home to the country's largest farm for raising the rare "Golden coin turtle" Cuora trifasciata.[3]

Transport[edit]

Guangzhou–Huizhou and Huizhou–Heyuan Expressway [zh] (惠河高速公路) intersect within the county, and China National Highways 205 and 324 as well as the Beijing–Kowloon and Guangzhou–Meizhou–Shantou railways traverse the entire county.

Climate[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy" 资讯 : 人民日报:站在缚娄古国遗址上. China Cultural Artifact Protection Foundation (中国文物保护基金会). 2007-08-08. Archived from the original on July 4, 2011. Retrieved April 4, 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Census Office of the State Council of the People's Republic of China; Population and Employment Statistics Division of the National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China (2012). 中国2010人口普查分乡、镇、街道资料 (1 ed.). Beijing: China Statistics Print. ISBN 978-7-5037-6660-2.
  3. ^ 财富人物:金钱龟"中国第一人" 2007-09-24