Beizhen

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Beizhen
北镇市
County-level city
Location of the city
Location of the city
Beizhen is located in Liaoning
Beizhen
Beizhen
Location in Liaoning
Coordinates: 41°36′N 121°48′E / 41.600°N 121.800°E / 41.600; 121.800Coordinates: 41°36′N 121°48′E / 41.600°N 121.800°E / 41.600; 121.800
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Prefecture-level city Jinzhou
Elevation 64 m (210 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Beizhen (simplified Chinese: 北镇; traditional Chinese: 北鎮; pinyin: Běizhèn) is a city in west-central Liaoning province of Northeast China. It is under the administration of Jinzhou City.

History[edit]

In 1123, Jin Dynasty set Guangning County (Chinese: 广宁县) in nowadays Beizhen. In Ming Dynasty, the town of Guangning became a base of the Ming troops in Liaotung and a prosperous border trading centre. In 1913, the name was changed to Beizhen, which is an alternative name of the Yiwulü Mountain, literally meaning "the guarding mountain of the North".[1] In 1995, Beizhen County became Beining City (Chinese: 北宁市), the name of which is later changed to the current name.

Administrative Divisions[2][edit]

Drum Tower of Beizhen

There are 3 subdistricts, 14 towns, and 6 townships under the city's administration.

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ 郝瑤甫 (1984). 东北地方志考略. 辽宁人民出版社,. p. 87. 
  2. ^ 锦州市

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