Qi County, Kaifeng

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Qi County
杞县
County
Qixian is located in Henan
Qixian
Qixian
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 34°30′N 114°45′E / 34.500°N 114.750°E / 34.500; 114.750Coordinates: 34°30′N 114°45′E / 34.500°N 114.750°E / 34.500; 114.750
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture Kaifeng
County seat Chengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total 1,243 km2 (480 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,050,000
 • Density 840/km2 (2,200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 475200
Area code(s) 0378
Website http://www.zgqx.gov.cn/

Qi County or Qixian (Chinese: 杞县; pinyin: Qǐ Xiàn) is a county of Kaifeng, Henan, People's Republic of China, with an area of 1243 square km and a population of 1.05 million.

History[edit]

From Shang to Western Zhou, Qi County was the place of the State of Qi. In Qin Dynasty, Qi was named as Yongqiu (Chinese: 雍丘). It was the site of the Battle of Yongqiu in 756. In Song Dynasty, Yongqiu was renamed to Qi. Cai Wenji, a Han Dynasty poet and composer,was born shortly before 178 in Yu Prefecture (圉縣), Chenliu Commandery (陳留), in what is now Qi County, Kaifeng, Henan.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Qi County has 8 towns and 13 townships.[1]

  • Towns: Chengguan (城关镇), Wulihe (五里河镇), Fuji (付集镇), Yuzhen (于镇镇), Gaoyang (高阳镇), Gegang (葛岗镇), Yanggu (阳固镇), Xingkou (邢口镇)
  • Townships: Peicundian (裴村店乡), Zongdian (宗店乡), Banmu (板木乡), Zhulin (竹林乡), Guanzhuang (官庄乡), Hugang (湖岗乡), Sumu (苏木乡), Shahuo (沙活乡), Pingcheng (平城乡), Nigou (泥沟乡), Peiyuan (柿元乡), XIzhai (西寨乡), Chengjiao (城郊乡)

Notable people[edit]

  • Cai Yong (132—192), musician and calligrapher of Han Dynasty.
  • Cai Wenji (177--?), poet and composer of Han Dynasty, Cai Yong's daughter.
  • Mu Qing (1921—2003), journalist, author and photographer.

References[edit]

  1. ^ (Chinese) Profile of Qi County, visited on May 27, 2008.

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