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Prefecture-level city
Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Location of Luohe City jurisdiction in Henan
Luohe is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 33°34′N 114°02′E / 33.567°N 114.033°E / 33.567; 114.033Coordinates: 33°34′N 114°02′E / 33.567°N 114.033°E / 33.567; 114.033
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
 • Prefecture-level city 2,617 km2 (1,010 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,020 km2 (390 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,020 km2 (390 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,544,266
 • Density 970/km2 (2,500/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,294,974
 • Urban density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,294,974
 • Metro density 1,300/km2 (3,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 462000
Area code(s) 0395
GDP Unknown
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 55
License plate prefixes L

Luohe (Chinese: 漯河; pinyin: Luòhé; postal: Loho) is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China. It is surrounded by the cities of Xuchang, Zhoukou, Zhumadian and Pingdingshan on its north, east, south and west respectively. Its population was 2,544,266 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,294,974 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yancheng, Shaoling and Yuanhui districts.[1]


The prefecture level city of Luohe administers 3 districts and 2 counties.


Agriculture and industry

Cultivation of wheat, corn and textile industry are important for the economy of the area. The city is famous for its ham production industry. Shuanghui is the biggest meat processing company in the world, after purchasing the American meat company, Smithfield. A commercial center since ancient times, Luohe presently is home to light industries including food preparation, paper, leather making / shoes, textiles, cigarettes, and electronics.

Famous village

Nanjie (南街村)

Famous people

Xu Shen (许慎): famous linguist during the Han Dynasty. He compiled the first Chinese character dictionary Shuowen Jiezi.


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External links

  • Government website of Luohe (in Simplified Chinese)
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