Jiangling County

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Jiangling County
江陵县
County
Jiangling is located in Hubei
Jiangling
Jiangling
Location in Hubei
Coordinates: 30°08′N 112°30′E / 30.133°N 112.500°E / 30.133; 112.500Coordinates: 30°08′N 112°30′E / 30.133°N 112.500°E / 30.133; 112.500
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
Prefecture-level city Jingzhou

Jiangling (Chinese: 江陵; pinyin: Jiānglíng; Wade–Giles: Chiang-ling) is a county in southern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Administratively, it is under the jurisdiction of Jingzhou City.

History[edit]

Under the Tang dynasty, it served as the southern capital and was known as Nandu (南都).[1]

Later on, Jiangling was the capital of the small Jingnan kingdom that existed from 924 to 963 during the Five Dynasties and Ten Kingdoms period.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Theobald, Ulrich. China Knowledge. "Chinese History - Tang Dynasty 唐 (618-907): Map and Geography". Accessed 19 Oct 2012.
  2. ^ Mote, F.W. (1999). Imperial China (900-1800). Harvard University Press. pp. 11–16. ISBN 0-674-01212-7. 

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