Longmen County

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Longmen

龙门县

Lungmoon; Lungmen
Longmen Town at night,with Zengjiang River passing through
Longmen Town at night,with Zengjiang River passing through
Location in Huizhou City
Location in Huizhou City
Longmen is located in Guangdong
Longmen
Longmen
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°44′N 114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250Coordinates: 23°44′N 114°15′E / 23.733°N 114.250°E / 23.733; 114.250
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityHuizhou
County seatLongcheng Subdistrict (龙城街道)
Area
 • Total2,295 km2 (886 sq mi)
Population
 (2004)
 • Total320,596
 • Density140/km2 (360/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
516800
Area code(s)0752
Websitelongmen.gov.cn
Longmen
Chinese龙门
Traditional Chinese龍門
JyutpingLung4-mun4
Hanyu PinyinLóngmén
PostalLungmoon
Literal meaningDragon Gate
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Longmen County, alternately romanized as Lungmoon,[a] 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).

Geography[edit]

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[edit]

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 Jiēdào 81,835 115.5
Pingling Subdistrict 平陵街道 Pínglíng Jiēdào 36,533 143
Mazha town 麻榨镇 Mázhà Zhèn 22,128 54.5
Yonghan town 永汉镇 Yǒnghàn Zhèn 47,680 215
Longtian town 龙田镇 Lóngtián Zhèn 17,810 195.5
Longtan town 龙潭镇 Lóngtán Zhèn 22,306 257
Dipai town 地派镇 Depài Zhèn 13,991 211
Longhua town 龙华镇 Lónghuá Zhèn 33,423 179
Longjiang town 龙江镇 Lóngjiāng Zhèn 23,167 54.5
Lantian Yao Ethnic Township 蓝田瑶族乡 Lántián Yáozú Xiāng 7,716 169

Demographics[edit]

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[edit]

Transport[edit]

G0422(Wuhan-Shenzhen), Guangdong S2(Guangzhou-Heyuan)and Guangdong S14(Shantou-Zhanjiang)pass through the county.Shaoguan-Huizhou Expressway is building now.

Climate[edit]

Notes[edit]

  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]

References[edit]

Citations[edit]

  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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