Xinjiang County

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For the Chinese province, see Xinjiang.

Xinjiang County (Chinese: ; pinyin: Xīnjiàng Xiàn), formerly Jiangzhou (Chinese: 绛州), lies in the municipal region of Yuncheng in the province of Shanxi.

Situation[edit]

The county's area is approximately 600 km2. It is bordered by Wenxi County to the east and Jishan County to the west. Xiangning County to the northwest, Xiangfen County to the northeast, and Houma City to the east are all in Linfen Municipality.

The Fenhe (汾河) River, a major tributary of the Yellow, flows westward through the county.

Administration[edit]

Xinjiang's population is 320,000 (2002). The county executive, legislature, and judiciary are in Longxing Town (龙兴镇), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

Industry[edit]

Until recently, its industry was dominated by the production of handicrafts, including lacquerware, embroidery, and leather goods, as well as the manufacture of drugs.

Culture[edit]

Xinjiang is known for its folk opera performances.

The county is the home of the Jiangzhou Drum Troupe (山西绛州乐团, also known as Shanxi Jiangzhou Drum Art Ensemble, 山西绛州鼓乐艺术团), China's most famous traditional percussion ensemble, which was founded in 1987.[1]

History[edit]

Until the Xinhai Revolution (辛亥革命, Xinhai Geming), Xinjiang was known as Jiangzhou (Chinese: ; pinyin: Jiàngzhōu).

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Coordinates: 35°36′59″N 111°13′30″E / 35.61639°N 111.22500°E / 35.61639; 111.22500