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Prefecture-level city
Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Bao'en Temple, Meishan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Location of Meishan in Sichuan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 620000
Area code(s) 028
ISO 3166 code CN-SC-14

Meishan (Chinese: 眉山; Sichuanese Pinyin: Mi2san1; local pronunciation: [mi˨˩sã˥]; pinyin: Méishān; Wade–Giles: Mei-shan), formerly known as Meizhou (眉州) or Qingzhou (青州), is a prefecture-level city with more than 3,000,000 inhabitants in Sichuan province of China. Meishan is in the southwest of Sichuan Basin.

It belonged to Leshan Prefecture before 1997. Then Meishan Prefecture was founded in 1997 upon approval of state council. It was renamed Meishan City in 2000.

Administrative Subdivisions

It has 2 county-level district and 4 counties.

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Dongpo District 东坡区 Dōngpō Qū 820,000 1,331 616
Pengshan District 彭山区 Péngshān Qū 320,000 465 688
Renshou County 仁寿县 Rénshòu Xiàn 1,560,000 2,606 599
Hongya County 洪雅县 Hóngyǎ Xiàn 340,000 1,948 175
Danleng County 丹棱县 Dānléng Xiàn 160,000 449 356
Qingshen County 青神县 Qīngshén Xiàn 200,000 387 517


Notable people

  • Su Shi, Song Dynasty writer and poet (1037-1101), was a native of Meishan, and a historic temple commemorating him and his father and brother, also notable writers (the "three Su") is located in the city.
  • Liu Hanyuan, one of the ten richest private persons in the China is a native of Meishan.