Pingyuan County, Shandong

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Pingyuan County
平原县
County
Pingyuan is located in Shandong
Pingyuan
Pingyuan
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°10′N 116°26′E / 37.167°N 116.433°E / 37.167; 116.433Coordinates: 37°10′N 116°26′E / 37.167°N 116.433°E / 37.167; 116.433
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Dezhou
Area
 • Total 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Pingyuan County (simplified Chinese: 平原县; traditional Chinese: 平原縣; pinyin: Píngyuán Xiàn) is a county of northwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by Dezhou City. It has an area of 1,050 square kilometres (410 sq mi).

History[edit]

At the end of the Han dynasty, Liu Bei began his political career as prefect of this county. The town was one of the starts for the anti-Western Boxer rebellion.

The population was 437,584 in 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS