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Full nameXiangtan
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
MayorWu Qixiu (吴奇修)
Party SecretaryChen Sanxin (陈三新)
Total Area1932.3 sq mi (5006 km2)
Urban Area108.1 sq mi (280 km2)
Metro Area1078.1 sq mi (2793 km2)
Total Population2748552 (2010 cenus)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)684600
Metro (pop.)1779960
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)

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Xiangtan ( ) is a city in China's Hunan Province that is located on the lower reaches of Xiang river. The hometowns of several founding leaders of the Chinese Communist Party, including Mao Zedong, Liu Shaoqi, and Peng Dehuai are in the Xiangtan Municipal District, as well as the hometowns of Qing Dynasty painter Qi Baishi and scholar-general Zeng Guofan.

It has 2,748,552 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,779,960 live in the built up area (2 urban districts plus Xiangtan county). With adjoining 4 Zhuzhou urban districts being agglomerated, the joint built up areas is home to 2,586,948 inhabitants.

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