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County-level city
Mangshi is located in Yunnan
Location in Yunnan
Coordinates: 24°27′N 98°36′E / 24.450°N 98.600°E / 24.450; 98.600Coordinates: 24°27′N 98°36′E / 24.450°N 98.600°E / 24.450; 98.600
Country People's Republic of China
Province Yunnan
Prefecture Dehong
 • Total 2,987 km2 (1,153 sq mi)
Elevation 1,190 m (3,900 ft)
 • Total 343,400
 • Density 110/km2 (300/sq mi)
Postal code 678400
Area code(s) 0692

Mangshi or Mangshi City (Chinese: 芒市; Thai: เมืองข้อน), formerly named Luxi City (Chinese: 潞西市; pinyin: Lùxī Shì),[1] is a county-level city of Dehong Prefecture, in the west of Yunnan province, People's Republic of China. It is the prefectural seat, and in 1996, Luxi was upgraded to a county-level city.

Name change

In 2008, 4751 people[1] participated in a public opinion survey in favour of restoring the historical name (Mangshi), with 96.96% supporting a name change to Mangshi.[1] In 2010, the name of the county-level city was formally changed, becoming the very first single-character (excluding the word for city, "市") city in mainland China. The character "市"(shi) in Chinese means "city", "shi" is not only part of proper noun, also a word to describe administrative division. This is different as Jinshi City(津市市) in Hunan Province.



Association football is the most popular sport in Mangshi. Table tennis and basketball are also popular. The 15,000-capacity Dehong Stadium is the largest sports venue by capacity in the city.



  1. ^ a b c 国务院正式批复同意潞西更名为芒市 (in Chinese). Yunnan Xinhua. 2010-07-23. Retrieved 2010-12-04. 

External links

  • Mang City Official Website
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