Mei County, Guangdong
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Mei County, Guangdong
Meixian District
Traditional Chinese??
Simplified Chinese
(IPA: [m?i?j?n])
Literal meaningPlum County
Former Name (Qing dynasty)
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

Meixian (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Méixiàn; literally: 'Plum County'), formerly Meihsien, is a district of Meizhou City, in northeastern Guangdong Province, China.[1]


Its original name was Chengxiang county () during the southern Han Dynasty where it was first created, all the way to the Song, Yuan and Ming Dynasties, and then renamed Jiaying county during the Qing Dynasty. It only obtained the name Meixian in 1911 during the Xinhai Revolution where it was finally re-named to Meixian.


Meixian almost completely surrounds Meizhou's central urban Meijiang District. This is due to the old urban core of Meixian becoming separated from the bulk of the county in the territorial reorganisations following the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China, when it was given equal status.

Administrative divisions

Meixian has administrative jurisdiction over one subdistrict and 18 towns.[2]



With a majority Hakka population, Meixian, along with Dabu County, is known as the home of Standard Hakka.


  1. ^ "?" . China News (in Chinese). 11 November 2013. Retrieved 2014.
  2. ^ "Mei County ()" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2013. Retrieved 2014.

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