Taoyuan County, Hunan

Taoyuan County, Hunan

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Taoyuan County, Hunan

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Taoyuan County (Chinese: 桃源县; Pinyin: Táoyuán Xiàn) is located in Changde, Hunan Province of the People's Republic of China. The Yuanjiang river, a tributary of Yangtze, flows through Taoyuan. Taoyuan covers 4441 square kilometer area, among which the arable land is 895 square kilometers. It is 229 kilometers from Zhangjiang Town, the capital of Taoyuan county, to Changsha, the capital city of Hunan province.

History

The area of present Taoyuan county belongs to Chu during Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period, and is a portion of Linyuan county during Western Han Dynasty. In AD 50, the 26th year of Jianwu, Eastern Han Dynasty, it is merged to Yuannan county, administered by Wuling prefecture, by set apart from Linyuan county. In AD 783, the third year of Sui Dynasty, Wuling county is built by annexed three counties of Linyuan, Yuannan and Hanshou, administered by Langzhou prefecture.

In AD 963, the third year of Song Dynasty, Taoyuan County was officially established by separating a part of Wuling County. It was named after its famous Taohuayuan, a park named after the fable “Peach Blossom Spring”.

Its capital is situated at north bank of Yuanjiang river, called Zhangjiang town.

Economy

Agricultural products include rice, wheat, edible oils, sesame seeds, peanuts, cotton, and tobacco. Manufactured goods produced include machinery, textiles, chemicals, wood products, and leather goods. Local mine extract gold, silver, iron ore, and......
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