Fen Prefecture

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Fenzhou or Fen Prefecture (汾州) was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China centering on modern Fenyang, Shanxi, China. It existed (intermittently) from 488 to 1912. During the Ming dynasty and Qing dynasty it was known as Fenzhou Prefecture (汾州府; Fenzhou Fu).


  • Shi Weile, ed. (2005). Zhongguo Lishi Diming Da Cidian (中国历史地名大词典) [Large Dictionary of Chinese Historical Place Names] (in Chinese). China Social Sciences Press. p. 1341. ISBN 7-5004-4929-1.