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Leiyang is a county-level city and the third most populous county-level division in Hunan Province, China. Leiyang is under the administration of Hengyang prefecture-level City. Located on the south of the province, the city is bordered to the north by Hengnan County, to the west by Changning City, to the south by Guiyang and Yongxing Counties, to the east by Anren County. Leiyang City covers 2,656km2 with registered population of 1,413,913 and resident population of 1,150,241 (as of the 2010 census). The city has 6 subdistricts, 19 towns and 5 townships under its jurisdiction, the government seat is Caizichi Subdistrict (蔡子池街道).Cai Lun, the traditionally credited inventor of paper, was born and lived there. A Cai Lun invention square shows respect for Cai Lun.HistoryLeiyang history dates to the Qin dynasty (221 to 206 BC).According to the historical novel Romance of the Three Kingdoms, Pang Tong was chosen as magistrate of Leiyang by Liu Bei. After three years he had failed to fulfill the duties of his office. Many were upset by his failure and appealed to Liu Bei. Liu Bei sent Zhang Fei, his sworn brother, to Leiyang to investigate. Before Zhang Fei arrived, Pang Tong, who knew that Zhang Fei loved wine, ordered that all wine must be diluted with water. Once Zhang Fei arrived, true to his reputation, he consumed copious amounts of wine, but wondered why he never became drunk. He realized what was going on and became very angry with Pang Tong. In order to appease Zhang Fei, Pang Tong agreed to finish the three years worth of backlogged cases within three days, which he did. For this, Pang Tong was promoted by Liu Bei and to honor the occasion, a special wine was created, now known as Zhang Fei Wine.Use our China day trip app to arrange the details of your trip to Leiyang and other destinations.
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