Boluo County

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.

Boluo

博罗县

Poklo; Polo
Boluo in Huizhou
Huizhou in Guangdong
Coordinates: 23°10′22″N 114°17′22″E
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

History

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

Administrative divisions

Boluo administers 17 towns:

NameChinese (S)Hanyu PinyinPopulation (2010)[2]Area (km2)
Luoyang town罗阳镇Luōyáng Zhèn208,739251.62
Gongzhuang town公庄镇Gōngzhuāng Zhèn46,813299.5
Baitang town柏塘镇Bǎitáng Zhèn50,013161.4
Yangcun town杨村镇Yángcūn Zhèn41,958120
Mabei town麻陂镇Mábēi Zhèn21,69058.6
Shiba town石坝镇Shíbà Zhèn39,149142
Taimei town泰美镇Tàiměi Zhèn34,169183.5
Longxi town龙溪镇Lóngxī Zhèn88,964115.84
Yuanzhou town园洲镇Yuánzhōu Zhèn146,053110
Shiwan town石湾镇Shíwān Zhèn122,80283
Longhua town龙华镇Lónghuá Zhèn26,00962
Futian town福田镇Fútián Zhèn38,28686.7
Changning town长宁镇Chángníng Zhèn39,983117
Huzhen town湖镇镇Húzhèn Zhèn56,551117.3
Yangqiao town杨侨镇Yángqiáo Zhèn29,86889
Guanyinge town观音阁镇Guānyīngé Zhèn17,309143
Henghe town横河镇Hénghé Zhèn21,421232.88

Economy

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

Guangzhou–Huizhou and Huizhou–Heyuan Expressway (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

Notes

  1. 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.
  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
This article is issued from Wikipedia. The text is licensed under Creative Commons - Attribution - Sharealike. Additional terms may apply for the media files.