Binzhou, Shaanxi

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Binzhou in Xianyang
Binzhou in Xianyang
Xianyang in Shaanxi
Xianyang in Shaanxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityXianyang
 • Total1,202 km2 (464 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+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).[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]


See also[edit]


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  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