Meishan (Chinese: 眉山; Sichuanese Pinyin: Mi2san1; local pronunciation: [mi˨˩sã˥]; pinyin: Méishān; Wade–Giles: Mei-shan), formerly known as Meizhou (眉州) or Qingzhou (青州), is a prefecture-level city with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants in Sichuan province, China. Meishan is in the southwest of Sichuan Basin.


Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
  Total7,173.82 km2 (2,769.83 sq mi)
  Density410/km2 (1,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s)028
ISO 3166 codeCN-SC-14

It belonged to Leshan Prefecture before 1997. Then Meishan Prefecture was founded in 1997 upon approval of state council. It was renamed Meishan City in 2000.

Administrative subdivisions

It has 2 county-level district and 4 counties.

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Dongpo District 东坡区 Dōngpō Qū 840,909 1,331 632
Pengshan District 彭山区 Péngshān Qū 329,777 465 709
Renshou County 仁寿县 Rénshòu Xiàn 1,571,112 2,606 603
Hongya County 洪雅县 Hóngyǎ Xiàn 343,321 1,948 176
Danleng County 丹棱县 Dānléng Xiàn 163,032 449 363
Qingshen County 青神县 Qīngshén Xiàn 197,029 387 509


Notable people

  • Su Shi, Song Dynasty writer and poet (10371101), was a native of Meishan, and a historic temple commemorating him and his father and brother, also notable writers (the "three Su") is located in the city.
  • Yuan Chiung-chiung, Taiwanese author whose family originated in the area



  1. 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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