Beizhen

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Beizhen

北镇市
Location in Jinzhou
Location in Jinzhou
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
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceLiaoning
Prefecture-level cityJinzhou
Area
 • County-level city1,782.0 km2 (688.0 sq mi)
 • Urban
78.80 km2 (30.42 sq mi)
Elevation
64 m (210 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • County-level city495,000
 • Density280/km2 (720/sq mi)
 • Urban
154,800
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Beizhen (simplified Chinese: 北镇; traditional Chinese: 北鎭; 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, the Jin Dynasty set Guangning County (Chinese: 廣寧縣) in nowadays Beizhen. In Ming Dynasty, the town of Guangning became a base of the Ming troops in Liaotung and a prosperous border trading center. 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".[2] In 1995, Beizhen County became Beining City (北寧市), the name of which is later changed to the current name.

Administrative Divisions[3][edit]

Drum Tower of Beizhen

There are three subdistricts, 14 towns, and six townships under the city's administration.

Subdistricts:

Towns:

Townships:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 50. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ Hao Yaofu (郝瑤甫) (1984). 东北地方志考略. Liaoning People's Press (辽宁人民出版社. p. 87.
  3. ^ 锦州市

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