Yiling District


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Look down at Yiling District,Three Gorges Waterfall,Dalaoling National Forest Park,Three Gorges Dam,Huangling Temple,Tribe Of The Three Gorges,Xiling Yangtze River Bridge.
Map of Yiling's township-level divisions
Map of Yiling's township-level divisions
Yiling is located in Hubei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates (Yiling government): 30°46′12″N 111°19′34″E / 30.770°N 111.326°E / 30.770; 111.326Coordinates: 30°46′12″N 111°19′34″E / 30.770°N 111.326°E / 30.770; 111.326
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityYichang
Carved out of the former Yichang County2001
 • Total3,424 km2 (1,322 sq mi)
 • Total520,186
 • Density150/km2 (390/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Yiling District (simplified Chinese: 夷陵; traditional Chinese: 夷陵; pinyin: Yílíng Qū) is a district of the prefecture-level city of Yichang, Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Created on July 30, 2001,[1] the district includes most of the former Yichang County, with the exception of Yichang center city (which forms Xiling District) and certain southern and western suburbs.

A shipyard on the southern side of the Yangtze (in Sandouping Town) seen from Liantuo Village (in Letianxi Town)

The land area of Yiling District is 3424 square km, population 510,000 (as of 2004).[2]

A quarry village

The district's seat of government is on the northern outskirts of Yichang urban area.

Both Gezhouba Dam and the Three Gorges Dam are located within the district.

The Xiling Bridge spans the Changjiang (Yangtze River) in the western part of Yiling District, connecting the towns of Letianxi and Sandouping on the northern and southern sides of the river. To add to the confusion, Yiling Bridge is not within Yiling District - rather, it connects the center-city Xiling District with Dianjun District south of the river.

Administrative divisions

The district is divided into 9 towns, 2 townships, and 2 subdistricts:[1][3][4]


  • Xiaoxita Subdistrict (小溪塔街道), Yiling Economic Development Zone Subdistrict (夷陵经济开发区街道)




  1. ^ a b c 夷陵区历史沿革 [Yiling District Historical Development] (in Chinese). XZQH.org. 14 July 2014. Retrieved 17 October 2018. 2001年3月22日,国务院(国函[2001]28号)批准同意:(1)撤销宜昌县,设立宜昌市夷陵区(7月30日正式实施),以原宜昌县的行政区域(不包括土城乡、桥边镇、艾家镇)为夷陵区的行政区域。区政府驻小溪塔镇。{...}2010年第六次人口普查,夷陵区常住总人口520186人,其中:小溪塔街道办133704人,樟村坪镇23342人,雾渡河镇33074人,分乡镇35761人,太平溪镇23979人,三斗坪镇29494人,乐天溪镇24979人,龙泉镇50265人,鸦鹊岭镇56089人,下堡坪乡20614人,邓村乡24520人,黄花乡33254人,三峡坝区1500人,夷陵经济开发区29611人。 全区现辖1个街道、9个镇、2个乡:小溪塔街道、樟村坪镇、雾渡河镇、分乡镇、太平溪镇、三斗坪镇、乐天溪镇、龙泉镇、鸦鹊岭镇、黄花镇、下堡坪乡、邓村乡。
  2. ^ [dead link] (Official site) (in Chinese)
  3. ^ 2017年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:夷陵区 [2017 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Yiling District]. National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2017. Retrieved 17 October 2018. 统计用区划代码 名称 420506001000 小溪塔街道办 420506002000 夷陵经济开发区办事处 420506101000 樟村坪镇 420506102000 雾渡河镇 420506103000 分乡镇 420506104000 太平溪镇 420506105000 三斗坪镇 420506106000 乐天溪镇 420506107000 龙泉镇 420506108000 鸦鹊岭镇 420506109000 黄花镇 420506201000 下堡坪乡 420506202000 邓村乡 420506401000 三峡坝区
  4. ^ 行政区划 [Administrative Divisions] (in Chinese). Yiling People's Government. Retrieved 17 October 2018. [From West to East:] 太平溪 邓村 三斗坪 乐天溪 下堡坪 雾渡河 樟村坪 小溪塔 黄花 泉龙 分乡 鸦鹊岭
  • [dead link] - Official site of the district government (in Chinese)

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