Daming County

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Daming County
大名县
County
Daming is located in Hebei
Daming
Daming
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 36°17′N 115°09′E / 36.283°N 115.150°E / 36.283; 115.150Coordinates: 36°17′N 115°09′E / 36.283°N 115.150°E / 36.283; 115.150
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Handan
Area
 • Total 1,052 km2 (406 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (155 ft)
Population
 • Total 749,000
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 056900
Website dm.hd.gov.cn
Daming County
Traditional Chinese 大名
Simplified Chinese 大名
Literal meaning Great Name County
Famous County
Daming Fu
Chinese 大名
Literal meaning Seat of Daming Prefecture

Daming County is a county under the jurisdiction of Handan City in far southern Hebei Province, China. It was formerly one of the capitals of the Northern Song.

History[edit]

Song China

It was formerly known as Beijing under the Northern Song dynasty, who used it as their northern capital.[1] The city served as an important centre for learning during Imperial China. It was renamed to Daming Fu during the Ming Dynasty and stayed unchanged until the Republican era.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Daming County has 6 towns, 13 townships, and 1 ethnic township.[2]

Towns:

Townships:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theobald, Ulrich. China Knowledge. "Chinese History - Song Dynasty 宋 (960-1279): Map and Geography". Accessed 19 Oct 2012.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:大名县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-19. [permanent dead link]

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