Heyang County

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Heyang County

合阳县

Hoyang
Heyang in Weinan
Heyang in Weinan
Weinan in Shaanxi
Weinan in Shaanxi
Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 110°08′56″E / 35.238°N 110.149°E / 35.238; 110.149Coordinates: 35°14′17″N 110°08′56″E / 35.238°N 110.149°E / 35.238; 110.149
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityWeinan
Area
 • Total1,227 km2 (474 sq mi)
Population
 • Total436,441
 • Density360/km2 (920/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal code
715300
Licence plates陕E

Heyang County (simplified Chinese: 合阳; traditional Chinese: 合陽; pinyin: Héyáng Xiàn, 郃陽) is a county in Shaanxi Province, China, bordering Shanxi Province to the east across the Yellow River. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Weinan.

History[edit]

Heyang County dates to at least the early Han, when Liu Bang's elder brother Liu Xi was demoted to being its marquess after fleeing a Xiongnu attack on Dai c. 200 BC.

Legacy[edit]

A species of stone loach, Triplophysa heyangensis, is named after Heyang County where it was first discovered.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Eschmeyer, W. N. and R. Fricke (eds) (3 December 2015). "Catalog of Fishes". California Academy of Sciences. Retrieved 20 December 2015.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)