The prefecture-level city of Hebi administers 1 and 9 .
Zhumadian was previously known as Yicheng, for it used to be a relay station. In the Tang Dynasty, the emperor ordered his soldiers carry lychees from Guangdong to his charming princess Yang who loved to eat lychees. And Zhumadian was one of the relay stations.
Mainly wheat, maize, peanut, sesame, green beans and tobacco.
Zhumadian has a brilliant cultural background and there are many great people in ancient times. There is an old site of Liang Shanbo and Zhu Yingtai who are the characters in '''', a famous Chinese story.
Zhumadian has 62 different dams including Banqiao Dam within its territory.
One of the Chinese main highways, Road 107, runs through Zhumadian. Zhumadian also has its own transportation system.