Furong District. (Photo source: furong.gov.cn)
As the central district of Changsha City, Furong District covers a total area of 42.8 square kilometers. It has jurisdiction over 13 neighborhoods and 1 provincial park (Longping High-Tech Park). The region's regional GDP (GDP) reached 130.159 billion CNY, an increase of 9.0% in 2017. At the end of 2017, the registered population of the whole district was 391,875.
Since the Qin and Han dynasties, it has been the administrative center of an ancient county, prefecture, or city. Numerous historic sites, ancient architecture, and well-known streets and stores gathered here. In particular, the excavation of Han dynasty tombs in Mawangdui, and bamboo slips at Zoumalou were honored as a stunning archeological discovery. For thousands of years, despite a large-scale expansion of the city, the Lotus Square and its surroundings remain the center of this historic, cultural city, as well as the new city.
Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum. (Photo source:rednet.cn)
Changsha Bamboo Slips Museum, covering an area of two hectares, houses more than 100,000 bamboo slips and wooden tablets dating back over 1,700 years, which have been unearthed in downtown Changsha since October, 1996. The astounding bamboo and wooden slips were known as "one of 20th Century's most important archeological discoveries in China" and also labeled as "the fifth great discovery of ancient Chinese records" following the unearthed inscriptions on oracle bones from Yin Ruins and Dunhuang documents.
Chinese source: furong.gov.cn; Hunan Statistics Bureau; changsha.gov.cn; enghunan.gov.cn