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Fuding is located in Fujian
Location in Fujian
Coordinates: 27°12?N 120°12?E / 27.200°N 120.200°E / 27.200; 120.200Coordinates: 27°12?N 120°12?E / 27.200°N 120.200°E / 27.200; 120.200
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNingde
 o Total290,850
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

About this soundFuding  (Chinese: ; pinyin: Fúd?ngshì) is a county-level city in northeastern Ningde prefecture level city, on Fujian's border with Zhejiang province.[1]


Fuding county was established during the Qing Dynasty in 1739 AD.[1]

On December 15, 1950, the Matsu Administrative Office () of Fujian Province, Republic of China was established including modern-day Lienchiang County (the Matsu Islands), ROC (Taiwan) as well as islands in present-day Haidao Township, Xiapu County and Taishan () in Fuding's Shacheng.[2][3]


Fuding was promoted to county-level city status in 1995. With a population of 290,850. The city oversees 3 street committees, 1 development zone, 10 towns and 3 townships, of which one is zoned Affirmative action-like for the city's native She people.[1]


The city is mountainous and has a good deal of seacoast. Fu'an City lies to the west and Xiapu County to the south. North and east lie counties in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. Territorial area is 1,526 square kilometres (589 sq mi), or 14,957.7 square kilometres (5,775.2 sq mi) when including sea area.[1]


Chinese: ; pinyin: Ji?dào

Development zones

  • LongAn ()


Chinese: ?; pinyin: zhèn

  • Guanling ()
  • Panxi ()
  • Yushan ()
  • Bailin ()
  • Shacheng ()
  • Guanyang ()
  • Dianxia ()
  • Diantou ()
  • Qinyu ()
  • Qianqi ()


Chinese: ?; pinyin: xi?ng

  • Jiayang ()
  • Dieshi ()

Ethnic Townships

Chinese: ; pinyin: mínzú xi?ng

  • Xiamen She ()


The region mostly speaks Eastern Min natively. There is a Puxian Min (Hinghwa) speaking community in Fuding.[4]


Fuding City is located in the strategic region between northeast Fujian and southern Zhejiang provinces. The main road No. 104 pass through Fuding City. Fuding City is also home to the deep sea port Shacheng. The port enables large ships to come to Shacheng port which in turn leads to increase economic activity and trade.

The opening of the full-line of Wenfu High Speed Railway on September 28, 2009, improved the transportation conditions. Wenfu and Yongtaiwen High Speed Railway cut the travel time of Fuding-Fuzhou to 1.5h, Fuding-Wenzhou to 0.5h and Fuding-Shanghai to 5h.

A ferry service operates across Shacheng Bay, connecting the somewhat isolated town of Shacheng to the Long'an Development Area (the port for Dianxia Town).

With the construction of taimu international airport in future, fuding will be more and more open to the outside world.


Taimu Mountain

The Taimu Mountains (Chinese: ; pinyin: Tàim?sh?n) are one of the more famous tourist spots. Known as the "wonderland on the sea", it sports many high and steep mountains, spectacular rock formations, secluded caves, a foggy climate, and additional rivers and parks.

Yushan Island

Yushan Island (Chinese: ?; pinyin: Yúsh?nlièd?o) is a small tourist island that has rolling grassland and beautiful views of hills and lakes. It is sometimes referred to as the "Heavenly Mountain in South China".



  1. ^ a b c d "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ (24 June 2011). ?-1950 / [Chronicle of Matsu-1950/Lin Chin-yen] (in Chinese). Retrieved 2020. 12?15,,?,(),
  3. ^ : [Question: The Evolution of Lienchiang County Government]. (in Chinese). 25 June 2008. Retrieved 2020. ?
  4. ^ "A Further Study on Puxian Dialect Zone in Aoyao Village,Fuding--?Journal of Longyan University?2013?01?". en.cnki.com.cn. Retrieved 2018.

External links

Official website (in Chinese)

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