Ningcheng County

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Ningcheng County
宁城县ᠨᠢᠩᠴᠧᠩᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ
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Ningcheng is located in Inner Mongolia
Ningcheng
Ningcheng
Location in Inner Mongolia
Coordinates: 41°35′N 119°21′E / 41.583°N 119.350°E / 41.583; 119.350Coordinates: 41°35′N 119°21′E / 41.583°N 119.350°E / 41.583; 119.350
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionInner Mongolia
Prefecture-level cityChifeng
Area
 • Total4,326 km2 (1,670 sq mi)
Elevation
551 m (1,808 ft)
Population
 (2020)[1]
 • Total484,397
 • Density110/km2 (290/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Ningcheng County (Mongolian: ᠨᠢᠩᠴᠧᠩ ᠰᠢᠶᠠᠨ Нинчэн шянь Niŋčėŋ siyan; simplified Chinese: 宁城县; traditional Chinese: 寧城縣; pinyin: Níngchéng Xiàn) is a county of southeastern Inner Mongolia, People's Republic of China, bordering Liaoning province to the east. It is under the administration of Chifeng City.[2]

The county contains the historical site of "Liao Middle Capital" Dading Fu, one of five capitals of Liao. The city was later conquered by the 12th-century Jurchen Jin dynasty, who also named it as their Middle Capital; later they renamed it as the Northern Capital after moving the court to present-day Beijing.[3] Today, all that remains of the historical capital are two pagodas, one built by the Liao dynasty and one built by the Jin dynasty; they are located near Daming Town, about 20km west of the county government Tianyi Town, and about 120km south of the prefectural city Chifeng.

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