Pei County

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Pei County
Gefeng Altar (歌风台)
Gefeng Altar (歌风台)
Peixian is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 34°42′58″N 116°55′08″E / 34.716°N 116.919°E / 34.716; 116.919Coordinates: 34°42′58″N 116°55′08″E / 34.716°N 116.919°E / 34.716; 116.919
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Xuzhou
 • Total 1,576 km2 (608 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,141,935
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 221600
Area code(s) 0516

Pei County, or Peixian (simplified Chinese: 沛县; traditional Chinese: 沛縣; pinyin: Pèi Xiàn), is under the administration of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China, bordering the Shandong prefecture-level cities of Jining to the northwest and Zaozhuang to the northeast and sitting on the western shore of Nansi Lake. It has an area of 1,576 square kilometres (608 sq mi) and a population of 1,141,935 in 2010.[1]


Pei County is the hometown of Liu Bang (Emperor Gao), the founding emperor of the Han dynasty.

Xiaopei (小沛) is an ancient Chinese town located in present-day Pei County. In the late Eastern Han dynasty, it was under the jurisdiction of Xu Province, which was governed by Tao Qian. Before Tao Qian died, he handed his governorship over to Liu Bei. Liu Bei took refuge in Xiaopei when Lü Bu seized Xu Province from him through deceit.


  1. ^ 徐州市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 (in Chinese). Official website of Chinese Government. Retrieved December 10, 2011. 

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