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Yongding County (永定县, pinyin: YÇ’ngdìng Xiàn) is a county under the jurisdiction of Longyan prefecture-level city, in Fujian Province, China. It is the home of many Hakka families. Yongding has a population of about 400,000, of which more than 99% are Hakka, the rest being Minnan people.


Yongding county lies on the Fujian-Guangdong border. To the south lies Dabu County of Guangdong province. The other neighboring counties are all in Fujian: Shanghang County to the west, Longyan city to the north, and Nanjing County to the east. Both Dabu and Shanghang are Hakka counties. Xinluo and Nanjing are predominantly Minnan.

Yongding is about 2,500 km² (1000 square miles) in area. Like other regions of Fujian province, Yongding is 80% hills and mountains, 10% water or rivers, and 10% fields. Two major rivers run through the county: Yongding River (永定河) and Xiayang creek (下洋溪). Both are tributaries of the Ting River (汀江, the name by which it is known in Fujian territory) or Han River (韩江, the name by which it is known in Guangdong province). Located in a sub-tropical area and subject to typhoons, Yongding has high annual precipitation of about 1200 to 1500 mm per year. 


Yongding is the home of many famous Tu lou. Four towns in the county have tu lou buildings. One of the famous town is Tsuchi (初溪), as seen in the Lonely Planet TV programme.

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Fujian tulou and the hakka villages scattered around the mountain triangle in southwestern Fujian, China.The so-called earthen buildings (tulou in Chinese) are attracting more attention in China and t...
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