Jiexi County

Jiexi County

Location in Guangdong

Coordinates: 23°26′N 116°50′E / 23.433°N 116.833°E / 23.433; 116.833Coordinates: 23°26′N 116°50′E / 23.433°N 116.833°E / 23.433; 116.833
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Jieyang
Population (2010) 825,313
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Jiexi County (Chinese: 揭西; pinyin: Jiēxī) is a county of eastern Guangdong province, China. It is under the administration of Jieyang City.

Immigrants from Jiexi form a large overseas Chinese population who speak Hepo Hakka dialect (70%), mainly in Sarawak (Malaysia), and Bangka Belitung (Indonesia). Other people in Jiexi speak the Chaoshan dialect (30%).

There are ambitions to make Jiexi County a more attractive tourist destination following investment in 2010[1]


  1. Guangdong Special :Jiexi looks to leisure and tourism, Zhan Laoji, China Daily, 2011-06-01 10:13, retrieved Fenb 2016
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