Shimen County
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Shimen County
Shimen County

Shimen is located in Hunan
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 29°41?56?N 111°01?01?E / 29.699°N 111.017°E / 29.699; 111.017Coordinates: 29°41?56?N 111°01?01?E / 29.699°N 111.017°E / 29.699; 111.017[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityChangde
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Shimen County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Shímén Xiàn) is a northernmost county of Hunan Province, China, it is under administration of the prefecture-level city of Changde.

Located on the northern margin of Hunan and the west of Changde, Shimen County is bordered to the south and southwest by Taoyuan, Zili and Sangzhi Counties, to the west by Hefeng County of Hubei, to the north by Wufeng County of Hubei, to the east by Songzi City of Hubei, Li and Linli Counties. Shimen is a mountainous county located on the Wuling Mountains, Mount Huping () which, at 2,098.7 metres (6,885 ft) on the northwest of the county, is the highest point of Hunan.[2] Shimen is also the home of the Tujia people, the descendant of Chinese ancient Ba People, the Tujia people shares 50.9% of the population in the county.[3]

The county has an area of 3,973 kilometres (2,469 mi) with 669,741 of registered population and 601,100 of permanent population (as of 2015).[4] It is divided into 19 towns and townships, five units of State-owned farms (as of 2016).[5][6]

Orpiment, Jiepaiyu Mine, Shimen County, China. Size: 6.4 x 3.9 x 3.4 cm.

Administrative divisions

According to the result on adjustment of township-level administrative divisions of Shimen County on January, 2016 and May 29, 2015, Shimen County has four subdistricts, 11 towns, six townships and management area of five state-owned farms under its jurisdiction.[7][8] they are:

4 subdistricts
11 towns
6 townships
5 State-owned farms
Other unit



  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Shimen" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved .
  2. ^ About Hunan
  3. ^ (2013-10-31): About Shimen County
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  6. ^ About the township-level divisions in 2015, see, or
  7. ^ Baiyun Township () was renamed Baiyun Town () on May 29, 2015, according to 2015(6?), see or
  8. ^ ?(January, 2016), see (June 19, 2015)

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