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Xiangtan (Hometown of Chairman Mao)

Xiangtan is a marvelous city with more than 1200 year’s history. Xiangtan is hometown of Chairman Mao. Xiangtan is located in the middle area of Xiangtan city and the downriver section of Xiangjiang River. Currently it administrates Xiangxiang county-level city, Shaoshan county-level city, Xiangtan County, Yuhu District and Yuetang District. The total area of the city is 5,015 square kilometers. The total population of Xiangtan is 3 million or so. Xiangtan nurtured a lot of famous people such as Mao Zedong, Peng Dehuai, Chen Geng and Tan Zheng. It is also the hometown of culture celebrities like Qi Baishi, Yang Du and Zhang Tianyi.
Xiangtan is an important nationwide industry base. Xiangxiang Aluminum Factory is world’s largest fluoride salt production factory. Xiangtan Electrochemical Scientific CO., Ltd is China’s largest production factory of electrolyzing manganese dioxide. Xiangtan Electrical Machinery Factory is Chinese earliest electrician equipment production factory. Hunan Ferroalloy Factory is Chinese largest chrome production factory. China’s first 120 ton tower crane, Chinese first urban light track vehicle, Chinese first mining electric locomotive with largest traction and largest tonnage, Chinese first sweeping-style sweeper controlled by hydraulic-pressure microcomputers and so on all appeared here. Xiangtan is Chinese production base of lotus and domestic animal. The economic power of Xiangtan is ranked fifth place in Hunan province and the third place of the total value of GDP. Xiangtan education is advanced. Xiangtan University is a comprehensive one in China and its name was written by Chairman Mao.
Xiangtan has a rich tourism resource. Xiangtan is the most famous destination in Xiangtan, and also the family location of Chairman Mao. Currently the major attractions are former residence of Chairman Mao, Chairman Mao Bronze-Statue Square, Mao Family Memorial, and Stele Forest of poems of Chairman Mao. Here visitors can enjoy Shaoshan Music and Bouilli Pork loved deeply by Chairman Mao. Luban Pavilion is another famous attraction in Xiangtan. Qi Baishi Memorial is a themed museum to remember Chinese famous artist Qi Baishi. The architecture of the memorial is like the civilian residence of southern China. It is delicate and elegant. Xiangxiang Confucian Temple is one of the oldest magnificent architecture in Xiangxiang. It was established in 1009, and restored for seven times in Song, Yuan, Ming and Qing Dynasties. Currently, due to its unique architecture, elaborative carving and long-time history, it was listed the key historic site under province-level protection. Xiangtan is also one of the centers of red tours in China. As the hometown of Chairman Mao, Xiangtan becomes the hot tourism destination in China.


 

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2011-05-20
On the morning of June 29, as the last hybrid bus pulled out of the electric bus assembly shop of CSR Zhuzhou Institute Co., Ltd., all the 577 electric buses developed by the company have been put into the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan new energy vehicle ...Read More
2011-05-20
The CPC Party and Government Delegation of Xiangtan City paid a visit to Changsha on Feb.14. Chen Run er, secretary of the CPC Changsha Municipal Committee, accompanied the delegation on the morning. On behalf of the local CPC committee, Changsha Municipal ...Read More
2011-05-20
The hearing on the Planning Scheme for the Ecological Green-core Area of the Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan City Cluster (hereinafter referred to as "scheme") was held on March 28. 15 netizen representatives from all walks of life attended the meeting. Situated in ...Read More

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by Orsen 2011-05-20
The 5-meter Wide and Heavy Plate Project of Hunan Xiangtan Iron &Steel Group Co., Ltd (Xiangtan Steel) was commenced on November 6. The project, with a total investment of 10 billion yuan, the largest investment ever in Xiangtan Steel's history, is listed as one of the key projects of Hunan to expedite industrialization. The main body of the project will get ...
by Roderigo 2011-05-20
Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan held the First Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Round-city Race on March 26 to build up its momentum in bidding for the 13th National Games. In Changsha, Olympic champions Wang Junxia, Gong Zhichao and Yangxia and Vice Governor of Hunan Province Guo Kailang took the lead in the race. Changsha road race in spring which has been held on ...
by Mahon 2011-05-20
Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan held the First Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Round-city Race on March 26 to build up its momentum in bidding for the 13th National Games. In Changsha, Olympic champions Wang Junxia, Gong Zhichao and Yangxia and Vice Governor of Hunan Province Guo Kailang took the lead in the race. Changsha road race in spring which has been held on ...