Meixian District


Location of the district in Meizhou
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°19′17″N 116°07′10″E / 24.32139°N 116.11944°E / 24.32139; 116.11944Coordinates: 24°19′17″N 116°07′10″E / 24.32139°N 116.11944°E / 24.32139; 116.11944
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Meizhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Meixian District
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese 梅县
Hakka Mòi-yen
(IPA: [mɔi˩jɛn˥˧])
Literal meaning Plum County
Former Name (Qing dynasty)
Traditional Chinese 嘉應
Simplified Chinese 嘉应

Meixian (simplified Chinese: 梅县; traditional Chinese: 梅縣; pinyin: Méixiàn; literally: "Plum County"), formerly Meihsien, is a district of Meizhou City, in northeastern Guangdong Province, China.[1]


Meixian almost completely surrounds Meizhou's central urban Meijiang District. This is due to the old urban core of Meixian becoming separated from the bulk of the county in the territorial reorganisations following the 1949 establishment of the People's Republic of China, when it was given equal status.

Administrative divisions

Meixian has administrative jurisdiction over one subdistrict and 18 towns.[2]

  • Chendong (城东镇)
  • Shisan (石扇镇)
  • Meixi (梅西镇)
  • Daping (大坪镇)
  • Shikeng (石坑镇)
  • Shuiche (水车镇)
  • Meinan (梅南镇)
  • Bincun (丙村镇)
  • Baidu (白渡镇)
  • Songyuan (松源镇)
  • Longwen (隆文镇)
  • Taoyao (桃尧镇)
  • Shejiang (畲江镇)
  • Yanyang (雁洋镇)
  • Songkou (松口镇)
  • Nankou (南口镇)
  • Chengjiang (程江镇)
  • Fuda (扶大镇)


With a majority Hakka population, Meixian, along with Dabu County, is known as the home of Standard Hakka.


  1. 国务院批准广东梅县"撤县设区" 政府驻地不变. China News (in Chinese). 11 November 2013. Retrieved 26 February 2014.
  2. "Mei County (梅县)" (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2013. Retrieved February 27, 2014.

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