It was formerly known as Beijing under the Northern Song dynasty, who used it as their northern capital. 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.
Daming County has 6 towns, 13 townships, and 1 ethnic township.
- Shageta Township (沙圪塔乡), Wangcun Township (王村乡), Pushang Township (铺上乡), Huangjinti Township (黄金堤乡), Dajie Township (大街乡), Jiuye Township (旧治乡), Ximuzhuang Township (西未庄乡), Sungandian Township (孙甘店乡), Xifuji Township (西付集乡), Niantou Township (埝头乡), Beifeng Township (北峰乡), Zhangji Township (张集乡), Hongmiao Township (红庙乡), Yingzhen Hui Ethnic Township (营镇回族乡)
- Theobald, Ulrich. China Knowledge. "Chinese History - Song Dynasty 宋 (960-1279): Map and Geography". Accessed 19 Oct 2012.
- 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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