Boxing County

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"Putai County" redirects here. For the former county seat, see Binzhou's Pucheng Subdistrict.
Boxing County
博兴县
Township-level divisions
Boxing is located in Shandong
Boxing
Boxing
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°12′N 118°13′E / 37.200°N 118.217°E / 37.200; 118.217Coordinates: 37°12′N 118°13′E / 37.200°N 118.217°E / 37.200; 118.217
Country  People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Binzhou
Established date 923 AD (est.)[1]
Government
 • County Party Secretary Jiao Benqiang (焦本强)
 • County Mayor Yin Meiying (殷梅英)
 • County Congress Chairman Jiao Benqiang (焦本强)
Area
 • County 900.7 km2 (347.8 sq mi)
Elevation[2] 8 m (26 ft)
Population (2010)[3]
 • County 486,500
 • Density 540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 256500
Area code(s) 0543
GDP 2015
 - Total CNY 31.5 billion
$ 4.56 billion
 - Per capita CNY 6,5000 /$ 9,400
 - Growth Increase
License plate prefixes 鲁 M
Website www.boxing.gov.cn
Boxing County
Traditional Chinese 博興
Simplified Chinese 博兴
Literal meaning Amply Rising County
Former names
Putai.png
Putai at the head of the Yellow River in 1878[5]
Traditional Chinese 蒲台
Simplified Chinese 蒲台
Literal meaning Bullrush Terrace County

Boxing County is a county of Binzhou in Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China.

History[edit]

The area of Boxing County was mostly created within the last few millennia and long remained sparsely populated owing to the destructive floods of the Yellow River.

In March 1956, Boxing absorbed most of the former Putai County, although Putai itself now forms the Pucheng area of Binzhou. Putai County had been established in 596.[a]

Transportation[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Given in Chinese sources as the 16th year of the Kaihuang Era of the Sui Dynasty.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "博兴县建制沿革". Boxing County Official Website - County History. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  2. ^ "博兴县自然环境". Boxing County Official Website - Geographical Environment. Retrieved 13 December 2016. 
  3. ^ 中华人民共和国公安部 (November 2011). 《中华人民共和国全国分县市人口统计资料2010》. 群众出版社. ISBN 978-7-5014-4917-0. 
  4. ^ "Township divisions". the Official Website of tGovernment. Retrieved 22 July 2009. 
  5. ^ "China", Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed., Vol. V, 1878 .

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