ⓘ Shaoshan

                                     

ⓘ Shaoshan

Shaoshan is a county-level city in Hunan Province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xiangtan. Qingxi Town is its seat.

Located on the Mid-Eastern Hunan province and the middle of the North Xiangtan, shaoshan County Nissan bordered to the North, the city of Xiangxiang to the West and South-West, Xiangtan County to the East and Southeast. It covers an area of 247.3 km 2 of 95.5 sqm, as of 2015, this census recorded the population 118.236 and a permanent population of 97.800. It is the smallest administrative unit by size or by population in the counties and County-level cities in Hunan province.

As the birthplace of Mao Zedong, founder of China, shaoshan was an important base during the Chinese Communist revolution. It is also home to the family restaurant of the IAOS, a chain of restaurants that has spread to many other cities. Red tourism shaoshan and other places associated with the Chinese Communist background has led the local economy, increasing peoples understanding of the revolutionary history of China.

Mao remains a popular figure in the region.