Wencheng County

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Wencheng County

文成县
Shrine of Liu Bowen, Wencheng
Shrine of Liu Bowen, Wencheng
Wencheng is located in Zhejiang
Wencheng
Wencheng
Location of the seat in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 27°47′13″N 120°05′29″E / 27.7870°N 120.0914°E / 27.7870; 120.0914Coordinates: 27°47′13″N 120°05′29″E / 27.7870°N 120.0914°E / 27.7870; 120.0914
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityWenzhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Wencheng County (simplified Chinese: 文成县; traditional Chinese: 文成縣; pinyin: Wénchéng Xiàn) is one of the five counties in the prefecture-level city of Wenzhou, in southern Zhejiang province, with a population of 250,000 as of 2016.

The county is located in the southwest of Wenzhou city proper, and borders Ruian city, Taishun County and Pingyang County.

Many natives of Wencheng migrated to Europe in the 1990s, most of which are now living in the Netherlands, Italy, and France.

Mountainous areas account for 82.5% of the total land area of Wencheng, with the highest peak of 1362 meters above sea in Shiyanglinchang (North West Wencheng)