Jinzhou, Hebei

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County-level city
Coordinates: 38°02′N 115°02′E / 38.033°N 115.033°E / 38.033; 115.033Coordinates: 38°02′N 115°02′E / 38.033°N 115.033°E / 38.033; 115.033
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Shijiazhuang
Township-level divisions 9 towns
1 township
Established November 1991
Municipal seat Jinzhou, Jinzhou
 • Total 716 km2 (276 sq mi)
Elevation 47 m (155 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 537,700
 • Density 750/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 052200
Area code(s) 0311
Website jzchina.gov.cn

Jinzhou (simplified Chinese: 晋州; traditional Chinese: 晉州; pinyin: Jìnzhōu) is a county-level city of Hebei province, under the administration of Shijiazhuang prefecture-level city, the provincial capital. Until November 1991, it was known as Jin County (simplified Chinese: 晋县; traditional Chinese: 晉縣; pinyin: Jìn Xiàn).

Jinzhou is located in central Hebei province, 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Shijiazhuang. It covers an area of 619 square kilometers, and as of 2010, has a population of about 537,700. It consists of nine towns and one township, as well as 224 villages.

Jinzhou has a recorded history of at least 2500 years. It was the hometown of Wei Zheng(魏征), a well-known and well-respected historical figure of Tang dynasty. It is also, according to the Chinese government, the "Hometown of Ya Li (鸭梨,literally, duck pear)".

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 9 towns and 1 township:[1]



  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:晋州市 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-19. 

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