Yueyang is a prefecture-level city at the northeastern corner of Hunan province, South Central China, on the southern shores of Dongting Lake. The Yueyang metropolitan area occupies 14,896 km². and the city proper occupies 304 km². The population is 5,477,911 at the 2010 census whom 571,670 live in the built up area made of Yueyanglou District. The city's most famous attraction is the Yueyang Tower.