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Huangmei County

Huangmei County
黄梅县
County
Huangmei is located in Hubei
Huangmei
Huangmei
Location in Hubei
Coordinates:
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Huanggang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Huangmei County (simplified Chinese: 黄梅县; traditional Chinese: 黃梅縣; pinyin: Huángméi Xiàn) falls under the administration of Huanggang City in eastern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, and is adjacent to Anhui.

Huangmei opera

Huangmei is famous for its tea and tea-picking songs, which evolved into Huangmei opera (黃梅戲 or 黃梅調; pinyin: Huángméixì or Huángméidiào). The opera was derived from "Caicha" (tea-picking — "cha" means "tea") tunes and folk ditties which people sang while picking tea. It is a combination of local folk songs, dances, and some ancient operas. Huangmei opera flourished in the 18th century to become one of the most famous traditional Chinese opera forms.

Transport

Huangmei is connected to Jiujiang by two bridges across the Yangtze River.



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