China Liuyang International Fireworks Festival, photo by Luo Wenliu
Liuyang City is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Changsha City. 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 4 residential community streets, 1 township, and 24 towns with a total area of 5,007 square kilometers. In 2017, the number of registered households counted at the end of the year was 418,700. There was a total population of 1,483,700. It’s GDP reached 136.51 billion CNY, with year-on-year growth of 10.8%.
Dawei Mountain, photo by Luo Wenliu
Liuyang has a long history and a rich culture. Known as a “Millennium-old County”, it has more than 20 kinds of famous mountains and grotesque peaks represented by Dawei Mountain, Daowu Mountain, Shizhu Peak and Zushi Cliff. The Liuyanghe River boasts the most beautiful water scenery. Liuyang is not only well-known for the production of fireworks, it is also reputed as the old revolutionary base area, the hometown of flowers and plants, steamed foods, and Chinese poetry. It is also called an excellent tourism city, won the title of “the National Model Prize for Habitat Environment,” and “a civilized model city of Hunan Province”. It is also listed as one of the pilot cities for China’s Development and Reform, and National Ecological Demonstration City.
Translator: Zhang Meng
Chinese source: liuyang.gov.cn; Hunan Statistics Bureau