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Full nameYueyang
Official name岳阳市
Native name岳阳
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
Total Area5749.9 sq mi (14896 km2)
Urban Area518.8 sq mi (1344 km2)
Metro Area117.3 sq mi (304 km2)
Total Population5477911 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)977036
Metro (pop.)571670
Other information
Time zoneChina standard time (UTC+8)

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Yueyang ( ; Postal map spelling: Yochow) is a prefecture-level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, South Central China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake.

The Yueyang metropolitan area occupies 14,896 km2. and the city proper occupies 304 km2. The population is 5,477,911 at the 2010 census whom 571,670 live in the built up area made of Yueyanglou District.

The city's most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower (岳阳楼 Yuèyánglóu).

City flower: Gardenia. It is twinned with Numazu, Japan and Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada.

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