Binzhou in Xianyang
Xianyang in Shaanxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,202 km2 (464 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.
- Towns: Chengguan, Longgao, Xinmin, Xiaozhang, Yongle, Beiji, Yimen, and Shuikou
- Townships: Xiangmiao, Tandian, Xipo, Hanjia, Chejiazhuang, Didian, Taiyu, and Xinbaozi
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