Xuan'en County

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Xuan'en County
Xuan'en is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 29°59′13″N 109°29′28″E / 29.987°N 109.491°E / 29.987; 109.491Coordinates: 29°59′13″N 109°29′28″E / 29.987°N 109.491°E / 29.987; 109.491
CountryPeople's Republic of China
 • Total2,758.2 km2 (1,064.9 sq mi)
 • Total310,368
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Xuan'en County (Chinese: 宣恩县; pinyin: Xuān'ēn Xiàn) is a county of southwestern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, bordering Hunan province to the south. It is under the administration of the Enshi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture.

A remarkable topographic feature found in Xuan'en County is a 290-meter deep karst sinkhole, located near the village of Luoquanyan (锣圈岩). According to news reports, the sinkhole, which occupies around 100 mu (6 hectares), has its own unique ecosystem.[2][3]

Administrative Divisions[edit]

Five towns:[1][4][5]

Four townships:


  1. ^ a b c 宣恩县历史沿革 [Xuan'en County Historical Development] (in Chinese). XZQH.org. 6 August 2014. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 2004年末,宣恩县面积2758.2平方千米,{...}2010年第六次人口普查,宣恩县常住总人口310368人,其中:珠山镇54494人,椒园镇23287人,沙道沟镇54562人,万寨乡23573人,长潭河乡29101人,李家河乡41451人,晓关乡34272人,高罗乡39157人,椿木营乡10471人。 2013年,撤销李家河乡,设立李家河镇(鄂民政发[2013]71号)。调整后,全县辖4个镇、5个乡(其中1个民族乡):珠山镇、椒园镇、沙道沟镇、李家河镇、万寨乡、长潭河侗族乡、晓关侗族乡、高罗乡、椿木营乡。
  2. ^ 湖北290米深天坑藏动植物王国. 燕子筑巢昆虫飞翔 [A plant and animal kingdom preserved inside a 290-meter deep Hubei sinkhole. Swallows build nests, and insects fly.], 淮海晚报 (in Chinese), 2015-05-22
  3. ^ "Photos: See the Chinese Sinkhole That Developed Its Own Ecosystem", The Wall Street Journal Blog, 2015-05-22
  4. ^ 历史沿革 [Historical Development]. 宣恩县人民政府 (in Chinese). 3 January 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 2013年11月25日,经省人民政府批准撤销李家河乡,设立李家河镇,以原李家河乡的行政区域为李家河镇的行政区域,镇人民政府驻凤山。至此,全县辖万寨、高罗、椿木营3个乡,晓关、长潭河2个侗族乡,珠山、椒园、沙道沟、李家河镇4个镇。
  5. ^ 2017年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:宣恩县 [2017 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Xuan'en County] (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2017. Retrieved 11 January 2019. 统计用区划代码 名称 422825100000 珠山镇 422825101000 椒园镇 422825102000 沙道沟镇 422825103000 李家河镇 422825104000 高罗镇 422825200000 万寨乡 422825201000 长潭河侗族乡 422825203000 晓关侗族乡 422825205000 椿木营乡