As Lei Feng's hometown, Wangcheng District is located at the northeast of Hunan province. The total area is 969 square kilometers, covering 15 towns (including Lei Feng Town), 126 villages, and 30 communities. On May 20, 2011, the State Council approved the upgrade from county to district, making it the sixth district of Changsha.
Wangcheng District with a name meaning "the home of rice and fish", has rich agricultural production. It is also a district with a long history, rich culture, and breath-taking scenery. This is the birthplace of the world's ceramic underglaze Changsha Kiln, Shutang Mount where the famous calligrapher in the Tang Dynasty Ouyang Xun lived, Heimi Mount, Guoliang Cemetery and Lei Feng’s Memorial Hall. The local temple is often filled with believers. Jinggang, an ancient water-town where the famous official Zeng Guofan won battles and Tongguan Town, also an ancient town renowned for its pottery, are located on two banks of the river. Additionally, the discovery of historic sites in the Neolithic period, Warring States period, and Han Dynasty, the newly-built Purui Spa Hotel, Dragon Lake golf field and Qianlong Lake resort make the district more attractive.
It marked a new era for its economic and social development. In 2014, it saw a GDP value of RMB 46.97 billion, a year-on-year growth of 12.4%. By the end of 2014, it has a population of about 526,000, an increase of 7,600 compared with the year before.