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
 • Total1,185 km2 (458 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total366,800
 • Density310/km2 (800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal Code
713500
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]

Map including Bin County (labeled as PIN-HSIEN (walled) 邠縣) (AMS, 1955)

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 thirteen towns .

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Beiji (北极镇)
  • Xinmin (新民镇)
  • Longgao (龙高镇)
  • Yimen (义门镇)
  • Shuikou (水口镇)

- Towns are upgraded from Townships.

  • Xiangmiao (香庙镇)
  • Tandian (炭店镇)
  • Didian (底店镇)

- Towns are established newly.

  • Xiaocao (小章镇)
  • Yongyue (永乐镇)
  • Chaojia (韩家镇)
  • Dayu (太峪镇)

- 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)

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. ^ 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