Daming County

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Daming County

大名县

Taming
City walls of Daming
City walls of Daming
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
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityHandan
Area
 • Total1,052 km2 (406 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (155 ft)
Population
 • Total749,000
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
056900
Websitedm.hd.gov.cn
Daming County
Traditional Chinese大名
Simplified Chinese大名
Literal meaningGreat Name County
Famous County
Daming Fu
Chinese大名
Literal meaningSeat 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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