Bin County, Shaanxi

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Bin County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 豳縣
 • Simplified 彬县
 • Pinyin Bīn Xiàn
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Xianyang
Area
 • Total 464 sq mi (1,202 km2)
Population (2002) 320,000
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)
Website http://www.snbinxian.gov.cn/

Bin County or Binxian is a county of Xianyang, Shaanxi, China.

History[edit]

When Bin County was first established during the Qin Dynasty, it was called Qi County (simplified Chinese: 漆县; traditional Chinese: 漆縣; pinyin: Qī Xiàn). Later, the name was changed to Bin County (simplified Chinese: 邠县; traditional Chinese: 邠縣; pinyin: Bīn Xiàn). In 1964, the name was changed once more, into its current form.

In its current form, Bin County is named for Bin, the former home where Buzhu settled the Ji clan which became the Zhou dynasty.

Administrative Subdivisions[edit]

Bin County holds jurisdiction over eight towns and eight townships.

  • Towns: Chengguan, Longgao, Xinmin, Xiaozhang, Yongle, Beiji, Yimen, and Shuikou
  • Townships: Xiangmiao, Tandian, Xipo, Hanjia, Chejiazhuang, Didian, Taiyu, and Xinbaozi

Notable Residents[edit]

  • Zhang Zengdao — government official from the late Qing period

Transport[edit]

See also[edit]

Coordinates: 35°03′15″N 108°04′53″E / 35.05417°N 108.08139°E / 35.05417; 108.08139