Fuping County, Hebei

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Fuping County
Fuping in Baoding
Fuping in Baoding
Baoding in Hebei
Baoding in Hebei
Coordinates: 38°50′56″N 114°11′42″E / 38.849°N 114.1951°E / 38.849; 114.1951Coordinates: 38°50′56″N 114°11′42″E / 38.849°N 114.1951°E / 38.849; 114.1951
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Baoding
County seat Fuping Town (阜平镇)
Area[citation needed]
 • Total 2,497 km2 (964 sq mi)
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2006)[citation needed]
 • Total 210,000
 • Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 073200

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, 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[1] 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).[1] 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.[2]

Civil war[edit]

Fuping County was a revolutionary base during the Chinese Civil War.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 5 towns and 8 townships under the county's administration.[3]





  1. ^ a b c "Xi Jinping calls for aid to poorest areas". Global Times. Xinhua. December 31, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Leader's Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China's Woes". The New York Times. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013. 
  3. ^ 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.