Binzhou, Shaanxi

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Binzhou

彬州市
Binzhou in Xianyang
Binzhou in Xianyang
Xianyang in Shaanxi
Xianyang in Shaanxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityXianyang
Area
 • Total1,202 km2 (464 sq mi)
Population
(2002)
320,000
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Websitewww.snbinxian.gov.cn

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.

History[edit]

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).[1] 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.[2]

In its current form, Bin County is named for Bin, the former home where Buzhu settled the Ji clan which became the Zhou dynasty.

Administrative Subdivisions[edit]

Binzhou holds jurisdiction over eight towns and eight townships.

  • Towns: Chengguan, Longgao, Xinmin, Xiaozhang, Yongle, Beiji, Yimen, and Shuikou
  • Townships: Xiangmiao, Tandian, Xipo, Hanjia, Chejiazhuang, Didian, Taiyu, and Xinbaozi

Notable residents[edit]

Transport[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.saxdm.gov.cn/docc/brow.asp?id=516[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 陕西省人民政府关于同意撤销彬县设立县级彬州市的批复. Shaanxi People's Government. Archived from the original on 2018-07-10. Retrieved 2018-08-01.

Coordinates: 35°03′15″N 108°04′53″E / 35.05417°N 108.08139°E / 35.05417; 108.08139