Gaocheng

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Gaocheng
藁城市
County-level city
Gaocheng is located in Hebei
Gaocheng
Gaocheng
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 38°01′N 114°51′E / 38.017°N 114.850°E / 38.017; 114.850Coordinates: 38°01′N 114°51′E / 38.017°N 114.850°E / 38.017; 114.850
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Shijiazhuang
Township-level divisions 13 towns
1 ethnic township
Municipal seat Lianzhou
Area
 • Total 836 km2 (323 sq mi)
Elevation 57 m (187 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 775,100
 • Density 930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 052100
Area code(s) 0311
Website gc.gov.cn

Gaocheng (Chinese: 藁城) is a county-level city under the administration of Shijiazhuang in southwestern Hebei province, People's Republic of China, on the upper reaches of the Hutuo River (滹沱河). The city has a total area of 836 square kilometres (323 sq mi) and in 2010 had a population of 743,000.[1]

History[edit]

In 113 BCE, during the Western Han Dynasty, Cheng County (城縣) was established, and renamed as Gaocheng County (藁城縣) during the Yuan Dynasty. The present county-level city was established in July 1988.

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 13 towns and 1 township.[2]

Towns:

Townships:

Transport[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Gaocheng overview, from the official government page
  2. ^ (Chinese) Geographic information, from the official government page

External links[edit]