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Jishou is a county-level city and the seat of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture, Hunan province, China.Located on the west of the province, the city is bordered to the northwest by Huayuan and Baojing Counties, to the northeast by Guzhang County, to the southeast by Luxi County, to the southwest by Fenghuang County. Jishou City covers 1,078.33km2, as of 2015, It had a registered population of 301,000 and a resident population of 286,400. Jishou has 4 subdistricts, 5 towns and a township under its jurisdiction, the seat of the city is Qianzhou Subdistrict (乾州街道).HistoryJishou has a history of more than 2,000 years dating back to the Qin dynasty. In those days, it was affiliated with Qianzhong Prefecture. During the Song dynasty, a town government was established in a stockaded village, Zhenxi, which in the Ming dynasty became the Zhenxi soldiers and civilians battalion. Qianzhou Prefecture was created during the Qing dynasty. During the Republic of China era it was known as Qian County In 1953 the area was renamed Jishou county, with two adjacent cities, Jishou and Qianzhou. In 1982 Jishou city became the capital of Xiangxi Tujia and Miao Autonomous Prefecture. The city of Qianzhou now lies just south of Jishou city.To arrange what you want to do in Jishou, use our China day trip planning tool.
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