Hai'an

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Hai'an
海安市
County-level city
Hai'an is located in Jiangsu
Hai'an
Hai'an
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°32′06″N 120°33′47″E / 32.535°N 120.563°E / 32.535; 120.563Coordinates: 32°32′06″N 120°33′47″E / 32.535°N 120.563°E / 32.535; 120.563[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Nantong
Area
 • Total 1,169 km2 (451 sq mi)
Population (2015)
 • Total 860,000
 • Density 740/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 226600
Website www.haian.gov.cn/zgha/

Hai'an (Chinese: 海安; pinyin: Hǎi'ān; literally: "sea peace") is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Nantong, in eastern Jiangsu province, China. Bordering Dongtai to the north, Rudong to the south-east, Rugao to the south, Taixing to the south-west, and Jiangyan to the west, the city is located on the south-western shores of the Yellow Sea.

Hai'an city includes 14 towns. They are Hǎi'ān(海安), Lǎobàgǎng(老坝港), Jiǎoxié(角斜), Lǐbǎo(李堡), Xīchǎng(西场), Dàgōng(大公镇), Chéngdōng,(城东) Sūnzhuāng(孙庄), Yǎzhōu(雅周), Qūtáng(曲塘), Hújí(胡集), Nánmò(南莫), Báidiàn(白甸) and Dūntóu(墩头).

History[edit]

In 411, Haining (海宁, not the one in Zhejiang), a county administered the area of Hai'an nowadays and its environs was founded. In 471, western Haining was separated to create Hai'an county. The county was dissolved soon, but it was created again in 708. Some fourteen years later, it was reduced to town status and annexed by Hailing county, then Taizhou. During the second Sino-Japanese war, Zishi (紫石) county was founded by the communist government there in 1943, it was renamed Hai'an in 1948. It was transferred to Nantong in 1950.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Hai'an" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ 江苏市县概况 [A Survey of Cities and Counties in Jiangsu] (in Chinese). pp. 214–7. ISBN 978-7-55-373496-5.

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