Liuyang City is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Changsha City. It is next to Jiangxi Province in the east and southeast. In ancient times, Liuyang belonged to Jingzhou and was named after the local river. In March 1993, the State Council approved its status of a county-level city. It includes 37 towns and communities, and 401 administrative villages, with a total area of 5,007 square kilometers.
Liuyang is famous for the production of fireworks. Fireworks, linen, tempeh and stone carving are honored as four local specialties.
In 2012, it ranked 60th among the 100 developed counties in the country in terms of basic economic competitiveness and the 2nd in mid-China. In 2014, it achieved regional GDP of RMB 101.283 billion, a year-on year growth of 12.6%, and a total fiscal revenue of RMB 10.09 billion.