Binzhou in Xianyang
Xianyang in Shaanxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,185 km2 (458 sq mi)|
|• Density||310/km2 (800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China standard time)|
Binzhou (Chinese: 彬州; pinyin: Bīnzhōu), formerly known as Bin County or Binxian (simplified Chinese: 彬县; traditional Chinese: 彬縣; pinyin: Bīn Xiàn), is a county-level city of Xianyang, Shaanxi, China, bordering Gansu province in two disparate sections to the north and west.
When Binzhou was first established during the Qin Dynasty, it was called Qi County (simplified Chinese: 漆县; traditional Chinese: 漆縣; pinyin: Qī Xiàn). Later, the name was changed to Xinping Jun.During the Tang dynasty, The emperor Xuanzong changed its name to Binzhou.[when?]While in 1913 it was changed to Bin County (邠县; 邠縣; Bīn Xiàn). In 1964, the name was changed once more, closer to its current form (彬县; 彬縣; Bīn Xiàn). In May 2018, with the approval of the State Council, the then-Bin County was upgraded to the present county-level city status and renamed Binzhou.
Binzhou holds jurisdiction over thirteen towns .
- Towns are upgraded from Townships.
- Towns are established newly.
- Former Towns are merged to other.
- Xiaozhang (肖张镇), Yongle (永乐镇)
- Former Townships are merged to other.
- Xipo Township (西坡乡), Hanjia Township (阚家乡), Chejiazhuang Township (车家庄乡), Taiyu Township (太宇乡), Xinbaozi Township (新宝子乡)
- China National Highway 312
- Xi'an–Pingliang railway
- G70 Fuzhou–Yinchuan Expressway
- Yinchuan–Xi'an high-speed railway
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