Lianyuan (simplified Chinese: 涟源; traditional Chinese: 漣源; pinyin: Liányuán) is a county-level city and the 7th most populous county-level division in Hunan Province, China; it is under the administration of Loudi prefecture-level City. Located on the geographical centre of Hunan, the city is bordered to the north by Anhua and Ningxiang Counties, to the east by Louxing District, to the south by Shuangfeng, Shaodong and Xinshao Counties, to the west by Lengshuijiang City and Xinhua County. Lianyuan City covers 1,912 km2 (738 sq mi). As of the 2010 census， it has a registered population of 1,162,928 and a resident population of 995,712. The city has a subdistrict, 17 towns and 2 townships under its jurisdiction, the government seat is Lantian Subdistrict (蓝田街道).