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Zhumadian ( ; Postal map spelling: Chumatien) is a prefecture-level city in southern Henanmarker province, People's Republic of Chinamarker. It borders Xinyangmarker to the south, Nanyang to the west, Pingdingshanmarker to the northwest, Luohemarker to the north, Zhoukoumarker to the northeast, and the province of Anhuimarker to the east.

Administrative divisions

The prefecture-level city of Hebi administers 1 districts and 9 counties.



History

Zhumadian was previously known as Yicheng, for it used to be a relay station. In the Tang Dynasty, the emperor ordered his soldiers carry lychees from Guangdongmarker to his charming princess Yang who loved to eat lychees. And Zhumadian was one of the relay stations.

Agriculture

Mainly wheat, maize, peanut, sesame, green beans and tobacco.

Culture

Zhumadian has a brilliant cultural background and there are many great people in ancient times. There is an old site of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai who are the characters in the Butterfly Lovers, a famous Chinese story.

Dams

Zhumadian has 62 different dams including Banqiao Dammarker within its territory.

Transportation

One of the Chinese main highways, China National Highway 107, runs through Zhumadian. Zhumadian also has its own transportation system.

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