|Nickname(s): The Peony City (丹城)|
Location of Pengzhou in Chengdu, Sichuan
|Coordinates (dm): Coordinates:|
|City seat||Tianpeng (天彭镇)|
|• CPC Party Chief||Men Sheng (门生)|
|• Mayor||Han Yi (韩轶)|
|• County-level city||1,420 km2 (550 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||4,812 m (15,787.4 ft)|
|• County-level city||803,400|
|• Density||570/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|GDP (nominal) Total (2009)||¥ 12.54 billion (US$1.838 billion)|
|GDP (nominal) Per Capita (2009)||¥ 16,087 (US$2,357)|
Pengzhou (Chinese: 彭州; pinyin: Péngzhōu), formerly Peng County or Pengxian, is a county-level city in Sichuan, China, some 19 km (11.81 mi) northwest of Chengdu. There is an expressway that connects Pengzhou to Chengdu.
It has an area of 1420 square kilometers and a population of 803,400 in 2009. Pengzhou is famous for being one of the three national bases of peony plantation and one of the five national bases of vegetable plantation and merchandise. Pengzhou's industry varies from pharmaceutical to petrochemical. The newly built oil refinery attracts a total investment of 38 billion yuan, considered to be the biggest single investment of Sichuan Province since 1949. Like other regions around the area, Pengzhou was badly affected by the 2008 Sichuan Earthquake.
Pengzhou has 20 towns:
- Tianpeng (天彭镇)
- Longmenshan (龙门山镇)
- Xinxing (新兴镇)
- Lichun (丽春镇)
- Jiuchi (九尺镇)
- Mengyang (濛阳镇)
- Tongji (通济镇)
- Danjingshan (丹景山镇)
- Longfeng (隆丰镇)
- Aoping (敖平镇)
- Cifeng (磁峰镇)
- Guihua (桂花镇)
- Junle (军乐镇)
- Sanjie (三界镇)
- Xiaoyudong (小鱼洞镇)
- Hongyan (红岩镇)
- Shengping (升平镇)
- Bailu (白鹿镇)
- Gexianshan (葛仙山镇)
- Zhihe (致和镇)
Pengzhou area is believed to have been habituated since Western Zhou. Empress dowager Wu Zetian first set up Pengzhou in 686 AD (Tang Dynasty). In 1337 AD, Hongwu Emperor (Ming Dynasty) reduced Pengzhou to Pengxian, or Peng County (Chinese: 彭县; Pinyin: Péngxiàn). Peng County later became Pengzhou City in 1993 (People's Republic of China).
As of late, Pengzhou is still occasionally referred to as Pengxian, or Peng County, even in official publications.
Xihua University Pengzhou Campus is located at the south part of the city.
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