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Baoying County (simplified Chinese: 宝应县; traditional Chinese: 寶應縣; pinyin: Bǎoyīng Xiàn) is under the administration of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It has a population of 919,900 (2004) and a land area of 1,483 square kilometres (573 sq mi). The northernmost county-level division of Yangzhou City, it borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the east and Huai'an to the north and west.
Baoying administers a total of fourteen towns.
In the Southern Dynasties period, Baoying was Anyi County of Yangping Commandery. In Tang, it was renamed Baoying to reflect 13 jade treasures acquired there by a nun named Zhenru. Its first local gazetteer was compiled in 1530, an outline in four chapters, followed by a 10-chapter gazetteer of 1567-70. The county suffered from flooding and from piracy in Ming times.
- (Chinese) "Illustrated Album of Yangzhou Prefecture", from 1573–1620, has illustrations of Baoying
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