Yuanshi County

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Yuanshi County (simplified Chinese: 元氏县; traditional Chinese: 元氏縣; pinyin: Yuánshì Xiàn) is located in the southwest of Hebei province in North China, 40 kilometres (25 mi) to the south of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. Yuanshi County borders Gaoyi County to the south, Zhaoxian and Luancheng to the east, Jingxing County to the west and Luquan to its north.

The total area of the county is 668.4 km2, and in 2003 the population was 390,000 people.[citation needed]

Yuanshi became a county during the Han Dynasty and is the birthplace of Emperor Ming of Han, Li Mu and Li Zuoche.

Yuanshi was the site of the Hebei tractor rampage.[1]

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  1. ^ "Drunken Man Kills 11 In China Tractor Rampage". ASSOCIATED PRESS/NPR. August 2, 2010. Retrieved August 2, 2010. 

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Coordinates: 37°47′56″N 114°24′47″E / 37.799°N 114.413°E / 37.799; 114.413