Hengxian County

Date:2015-10-29

Hengxian County is located in southeast Guangxi and east Nanning. It neighbors Guigang City to its east, Lingshan County and Pubei County to its south, Yongning District to its west and Binyang County to its north. It covers an area of 3,464 sq. km2 and its county government is stationed in Hengzhou Town. Hu’nan-Guangxi Railway, Litang-Qinzhou Railway, Nanning-Liuzhou Expressway, Guangdong-Guangxi Expressway, national highway #209, provincial highway #101 and the Yujiang River run through Hengxian.

Tourism resources in Hengxian include China Jasmine Garden, Jiulong Waterfalls (one of the top 10 tourist attractions in Nanning), Xijin Lake, Yingtian Temple on Baohua Hill, Fubo Temple, Haitang Park, standard section conservation area for Devonian System in Liujing, and Muxiang eco-tourist village. Hengxian is one of the 35 key counties in Guangxi for tourism development. Xijin Hydropower Plant, the first low water head run-of-the-river hydropower plant is situated on the upper stream of the Yujiang River in Xijin Village, 5 kilometers away from the county seat.

Hengxian has over 20 types of mineral resources such as gold, Glauber's salt, bentonite, lime stone and aluminum. Specialties include rice, sugar cane, jasmine tea, corn, silk worm, mushroom, litchi, root-mustard, big zongzi, and sesame pancake. It’s called “home of jasmine” of China, and its jasmine, with trade mark registered, has been given the geographical indication. Hengxian has Liujing Industrial Park, and provincial development park and Nayang Industrial Center. In 2010, it had under its jurisdiction 14 towns, 3 townships, 276 administrative villages, 26 communities and 1477 sub-villages. The total registered population by the end of 2010 was 1.2005 million, including 1.0649 people with rural household registration and 135,600 people with urban registration. The rate of natural increase was 9.73. The arable land area was 110,500 hectares, including 49,200 hectares of rice field. Forest covers 160,300 hectares with the forest coverage rate of 46.27%. Hengxian’s GDP was 13.652 billion yuan and the total fiscal revenue reached 882 million yuan including the general local fiscal budgetary revenue of 530 million yuan whereas the general budgetary expenditures amounted to 1.917 billion yuan. Urban citizens’ disposable income per capita was 16,738 yuan and farmers’ net income per capita was 5,101 yuan.

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