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Places with the Longest Names in Chongqing

29th May 2018

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Not long ago, news about the country's longest place name - "甘肅省那然色布斯臺音布拉格" (Norin-Sebestei-Bvlag in Gansu Province) - was on fire in Moments of Wechat. Recently, the Chongqing Urban Planning Bureau and the Chongqing Geomatics Center jointly launched the “Map of the Regional Division of Chongqing - Places with the Longest Names”. Let’s look at the map and count the townships or towns (sub-districts) with long names in the city.

前不久,一則關於全國“最長”地名——甘肅省那然色布斯臺音布拉格的消息火遍朋友圈。重慶市規劃局聯合市地理資訊中心一起推出《重慶區劃之最地圖之最長地名篇》,一起看著地圖,盤點山城裏名字較長的那些鄉鎮(街道)。

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(甘肅省那然色布斯臺音布拉格)

In the 38 existing districts and counties in Chongqing, according to professional rules of using proper names, three district and county level names are the longest in Chongqing: Youyang Tujia and Miao Autonomous County, Xiushan Tujia and Miao Autonomous County and Pengshui Miao and Tujia Autonomous County. In terms of the township or town (sub-district), among the 1028 names, there is only one township or town name with four characters or more, which is the Chashan Zhuhai Sub-district in Yongchuan. There are 107 three-character township or town names, including 39 township or town names and 68 sub-district names.

在重慶市現有的38個區縣中,按照專業角度使用專名的規則來說,酉陽土家族苗族自治縣、秀山土家族苗族自治縣、彭水苗族土家族自治縣這三個則是重慶最長的區縣級地名。若是從鄉鎮(街道)來看,1028個鄉鎮(街道)通名中,四字及以上的鄉鎮(街道)地名僅有1個,為永川的茶山竹海街道;三字的鄉鎮(街道)地名107個,其中包括39個鄉鎮、68個街道。

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(甘肅省那然色布斯臺音布拉格)

In these three-character townships or towns, the origin of most place names is closely related to the local geography and history. Some towns and villages are named after rivers or lakes flowing through them, such as the town of Apengjiang Town, Youshuihe Town and Nantianhu Town; some townships or towns are named after mountains or canyons in the territory, such as Wulingshan Township, Jindaoxia Town and Simianshan Town, and some township or towns are named by historic references or cultural landscapes within their jurisdiction, for example, Qingmuguan Town, Tongguanyi Town and Tianxingsi Town.

這些三個字的鄉鎮中,大多數地名的由來都與當地的地理環境和歷史文化有著密切的關係:有的鄉鎮以境內流經的河流或湖泊為名,例如阿蓬江鎮、酉水河鎮、南天湖鎮;有的鄉鎮以境內的大山或峽谷為名,例如武陵山鄉、金刀峽鎮、四面山鎮等;有的鄉鎮則以轄區內發生的歷史典故或人文景觀為名,例如青木關鎮、銅罐驛鎮、天星寺鎮等

With this map, you can look at the 39 longest names of township or towns (all 3 characters) except for the sub-districts. Let’s look at some of them and the stories behind them.

本期《重慶區劃之最地圖之最長地名篇》帶你盤點除街道之外的39個最長地名鄉鎮(均為3字),先來瞭解其中部分鄉鎮,看看這些地名背後的故事。

Qianjiang Apengjiang Town

黔江阿蓬江鎮

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The Apengjiang Town is located in the south of the Qianjiang District and is the most populous and largest township or town in the area. The Apengjiang Town is a minority-inhabited area where the Tujia and Miao peoples predominate. It is dominated by mountains. The natural scenery is beautiful and the national culture is splendid.

阿蓬江鎮位於黔江南部,是黔江區人口最多、面積最大的鄉鎮,因境內有烏江第一大支流——阿蓬江流經而得名。阿蓬江鎮是土家族、苗族為主的少數民族聚居區,以山地為主的鄉鎮,呈兩蓋(麒麟蓋、彭家蓋)夾一江(阿蓬江)的南北走勢,丘陵、平壩交錯分佈其中,自然風景秀麗,民族文化豐富。

Nanchuan Lixianghu Town

南川黎香湖鎮

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Located in the northwestern part of Nanchuan District, Lixianghu Town is named after an artificial lake named Lixiang Lake, which was formed by damming rivers in the country. The lake is clear and quiet, with numerous bays and a total shoreline of 65km. The meandering line is full of twists and turns. It is a mountainous artificial lake with good coverage of vegetation, clear water and large volume around the main city.

黎香湖鎮地處南川西北部,因境內攔河築壩而形成的一個人工湖——黎香湖而得名。黎香湖清澈幽靜,港灣眾多,全長65公里駁岸線曲折環繞,是主城周邊難得一見的植被覆蓋好、水質清、體量大的山體人工湖泊,與十二金釵大觀園等景區共同組成了南川“大金佛山”旅遊景區集群

Fuling Wulingshan Township

涪陵武陵山鄉

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Wulingshan Township is 42 kilometers away from the downtown of Fuling. The altitude above sea level is mostly between 1,000 and 1,400 meters. The natural scenery of the mountains is outstanding. The Wuling Mountain Great Rift Valley in the territory is magnificent, and has long been known for its magical scenery such as ground seams, dark rivers, and cliffs.

武陵山鄉位於武陵山系西北尾端,烏江下游東岸,距涪陵城區42公里,境內海拔高度大多處於1000至1400米之間,山嶽自然景觀突出。境內的武陵山大裂谷雄闊壯美,憑藉著地縫、暗河、絕壁等神奇景色早已聲名遠揚。在國家住建部公佈的美麗宜居小鎮名單中,武陵山鄉名列其中。

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