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He County or Hexian () is a
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in the east of
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Anhui
Province,
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People's Republic of China
, under the jurisdiction of
Ma'anshan Ma'anshan (), also colloquially written as Maanshan, is a prefecture-level city A road sign shows distance to the "Huangshi urban area" () rather than simply " Yangxin County from the neighboring Xianning), but still from the Huangshi main ur ...
. It has a population of 650,000 and an area of . The government of He County is located in Liyang Town.


History

From 1965 to 2011, He County was under the jurisdiction of
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Chaohu
. On August 22, 2011, the
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Anhui
provincial government reorganized the province and split Chaohu into three parts that were absorbed by neighboring
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.


Geography

He County is located on the northern bank of the
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. He County borders
Chuzhou Chuzhou () is a prefecture-level city in eastern Anhui Provinces of China, Province, China. It borders the provincial capital of Hefei to the south and southwest, Huainan to the west, Bengbu to the northwest, and the province of Jiangsu to the ea ...

Chuzhou
to the northwest,
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Nanjing
to the northeast, the three urban districts of
Ma'anshan Ma'anshan (), also colloquially written as Maanshan, is a prefecture-level city A road sign shows distance to the "Huangshi urban area" () rather than simply " Yangxin County from the neighboring Xianning), but still from the Huangshi main ur ...
to the east,
Wuhu Wuhu () is a prefecture-level city in southeastern Anhui province of China, province, China. Sitting on the southeast bank of the Yangtze River, Wuhu borders Xuancheng to the southeast, Chizhou and Tongling to the southwest, Hefei City, Hefei ci ...

Wuhu
to the south, and
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to the west. He County has a total area of 1318.6 square kilometers (509 sq mi), of which 48% is arable land. He County is situated on the
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and has relatively flat terrain in the southeast, with ponds dotting the alluvial plains, with the northwest of the county consisting of rolling hills.


Administrative divisions

He County has jurisdiction to 10 towns, and its 1 former town and 4 former townships were merged to other towns. ;10 Towns


Archaeology

Fossils of ''
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Homo erectus
'', a predecessor of modern humans, were excavated from Longtandong cave on the side of Wanjiashan mountain in Hexian between 1980 and 1981.Hexian Homo erectus


Notable people

* Zhang Ji,
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poet and author *
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, actor and martial artist (ancestry) *
Xu Haifeng Xu Haifeng (; born August 1, 1957) is a male Chinese pistol shooter Shooting is the act or process of discharging a projectile from a ranged weapon (such as a gun, bow and arrow, bow, crossbow, slingshot, or blowgun, blowpipe). Even the acts ...
, first Chinese gold Olympic medal winner * Shou-Wu Zhang, mathematician


References

County-level divisions of Anhui Paleoanthropological sites {{Maanshan-geo-stub