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Updated: 2022-06-17

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An aerial image of Hechi's Yizhou district. [Photo/Hechi Daily]

Yizhou district is located in the east of Hechi. It covers an area of 3,869 square kilometers, accounting for 11.7 percent of the city's total area.

The district is home to 549,359 people from 30 ethnic groups including Zhuang, Yao, Miao, Mulam, Sui and Maonan.

Yizhou is famous for its traditional culture and folk customs. The district's Liuhe village is the hometown of Liu Sanjie, a well-known folk singer from the Zhuang ethnic group. A travel festival themed around Liu Sanjie has been hosted every year since 2010, and Liusanjie Ballad was listed as a national intangible cultural heritage in 2006.

The district is also home to many people with long life spans, with more than 70 residents over 100 years old, making it a famous "longevity city". Indeed, legend has it that one man who lived during the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911) made it to 146.

Yizhou has beautiful scenery, breathtaking mountains and water. There are four national 4A-level scenic spots: Liu Sanjie's hometown, Huixian Mountain, Huaiyuan Ancient Town and Lalang Scenic Spot. There are also two national 3A-level scenic spots. Yizhou was included in the list of the national tourism demonstration zones in 2016.

In 2021, Yizhou district's GDP reached 14.5 billion yuan ($2.16 billion), a year-on-year increase of 8.5 percent. The added value of industries above designated size saw a growth of 5 percent. The fixed-asset investment increased by 16.9 percent. The disposable income of urban residents and rural residents was 41,901 yuan and 15,699 yuan, increasing 8.5 percent and 11.8 percent respectively.

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