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Yiyang is a prefecture-level city on the Zi River in Hunan province, People's Republic of China, straddling Lake Dongting and bordering Hubei to the north. According to the 2010 Census, Yiyang has a population of 4,313,084 inhabitants residing in an area of 12,144km2. The previous census was in 2000 when it was recorded there were 4,309,143 inhabitants.HistoryYiyang was founded in the Qin Dynasty. During the Taiping Rebellion its name was changed to DeSheng county.SubdivisionsYiyang administers two districts, one county-level city, and three counties. The information here presented uses the metric system and data from 2010 national census.AgricultureYiyang has many hilly farmlands in its vicinity. The primary crop around Yiyang is rice, with tea, and bamboo is also grown.Culture, People and LanguageHuaguxi, the local Hunanese opera is very popular in Yiyang. The cuisine of Yiyang is very famous for its spicy food.Yiyang has many famous people in the modern time of China. Ho Feng Shan is very famous in the history of Chinese foreign affairs since he had saved many Jewish families in Europe and China when he worked as a diplomat for China during World War II. Libo Zhou is a well-known writer in China, who was born in Yiyang.
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