Loufan County

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Loufan County is a county under the jurisdiction of Taiyuan, the capital of Shanxi Province in the People's Republic of China. It is the westernmost county-level division of Taiyuan.


Loufan is named for the Loufan tribes of ancient China, who were conquered by the state of Zhao in two campaigns in 306 and 304 BC after the adoption of nomad (Hu) weapons and customs by the Wuling King.


Loufan County formed part of Yanmen Commandery under the Qin and Han. Its former seat is now located in Ningwu County[1] in Xinzhou Prefecture.




  • www.xzqh.org (in Chinese)
  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui (2009), Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras, No. 19, Lanham: Scarecrow Press.