Chicheng County

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Chicheng County
赤城县
County
Chicheng is located in Hebei
Chicheng
Chicheng
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 40°55′N 115°50′E / 40.917°N 115.833°E / 40.917; 115.833Coordinates: 40°55′N 115°50′E / 40.917°N 115.833°E / 40.917; 115.833
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Zhangjiakou
County seat Chicheng Town (赤城镇)
Area
 • Total 5,287 km2 (2,041 sq mi)
Elevation 882 m (2,894 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 238,169
 • Density 45/km2 (120/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 075500
Area code(s) 0313

Chicheng (Chinese: 赤城; pinyin: Chìchéng), or Ch’ih-ch’eng, is a county under the administration of Zhangjiakou City, northwestern Hebei province, bordering Beijing to the southeast. The total area of the county is 5,287 square kilometres (2,041 sq mi). It administrates 9 towns and 9 townships, and as of 2010, has a population of 238,169. China National Highway 112 passes through the county just south of the county seat, Chicheng Town (赤城镇).

It was the setting of Zhang Yimou's 1999 film Not One Less.

History[edit]

It was formerly in the far southeast of Chahar province.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Chicheng County is divided into the following 18 divisions:[1]

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:赤城县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-21.