Fuping County, Hebei
Fuping in Baoding
Baoding in Hebei
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|County seat||Fuping Town (阜平镇)|
|• Total||2,497 km2 (964 sq mi)|
|Elevation||262 m (860 ft)|
|Population (2006)|
|• Density||84/km2 (220/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Fuping (Chinese: 阜平; pinyin: Fùpíng) is a county of west-central Hebei province, China, bordering Wutai County, Shanxi to the west. It is the westernmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Baoding, and is 93 km (58 mi) north-northwest of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. As of 2006[update], it had a population of 210,000 residing in an area of 2,497 km2 (964 sq mi). During December 29–30, 2012 there was a nationally televised visit by Xi Jinping to the villages of Luotuowan and Gujiatai in Longquanguan township which illustrated rural poverty in China. The residents, corn farmers, have an average per capita annual income of $160. Average income for the county as a whole is 2,400 yuan ($390). Following the telecast there was a generous outpouring of aid by the Chinese public to the village. The government has pledged $40 million to Luotuowan and other villages in Fuping County.
Fuping County was a revolutionary base during the Chinese Civil War.
There are 5 towns and 8 townships under the county's administration.
- Wanglinkou Township (王林口乡), Taiyu Township (台峪乡), Datai Township (大台乡), Shijiazhai Township (史家寨乡), Shawo Township (砂窝乡), Wuwangkou Township (吴王口乡), Xiazhuang Township (下庄乡), Beiguoyuan Township (北果元乡)
- "Xi Jinping calls for aid to poorest areas". Global Times. Xinhua. December 31, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
- "Leader's Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China's Woes". The New York Times. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
- 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：阜平县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on 2012-07-06. Retrieved 2012-07-18.