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County-level city
Pingquan is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 41°01′N 118°42′E / 41.017°N 118.700°E / 41.017; 118.700Coordinates: 41°01′N 118°42′E / 41.017°N 118.700°E / 41.017; 118.700
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Chengde
County seat Pingquan (平泉镇)
 • Total 3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi)
Elevation 508 m (1,667 ft)
 • Total 470,000
 • Density 140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 067500
Area code(s) 0314

Pingquan (Chinese: 平泉; pinyin: Píngquán) is a county-level city of northeastern Hebei province, China, bordering Liaoning to the east. It has a population of 470,000[when?] residing in an area of 3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi). It is a centre of trade and business, and gold and silver are mined nearby.[1]

The local infrastructure includes:

There are many local industries,including:

  • Pingquan Edible Fungus Company[4]
  • Pingquan Seeds Co., Ltd[5]
  • Pingquan Lihua Cement Co., Ltd[6]
  • Hebei Pingquan Changcheng Chemical Co.,Ltd (the largest hydrogen fluoride manufacturer in North China)[7]
  • Pingquan Yadong The Plastics Co., Ltd
  • Pingquan Grain & Oil Group Co., Ltd
  • Chengde Jibei Yanshan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd[8]


Pingguan was formerly called Bakou (Pakow). It absorbed Chinese colonies in the neighboring Mongol land: a large portion of the Kharachin Right Wing Banner and a large part of the Kharachin Middle Banner. Both banners belonged to the Josutu League.[9] During the Jindandao Incident of 1891, Pingquan was assaulted by Chinese religious sects. Catholic church were burnt and Chinese converts were massacred.[10]

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 10 towns, 4 townships, and 5 ethnic townships under the county's administration.[11]



Special local product[edit]

Pingquan is famous as the "hometown of edible mushrooms" all round China.


  1. ^ "Pingquan". The Columbia Encyclopedia, 6th ed. New York: Columbia University Press. 2001–04. Retrieved 2007-03-27. Check date values in: |year= (help)
  2. ^ China Internet Information Center. "Hebei". Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  3. ^ MA Jianxu; LI Mingdong; MA Peisun; LIU Xiang; MA Jianhua (2000). "Microbionic and peristaltic robots in a pipe". Chinese Science Bulletin. Archived from the original on September 30, 2007. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  4. ^ Chengde Commission of Foreign Trade and Economic Cooperation. "Export Products". Investment Network. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  5. ^ "Business Inviting Projects of Pingquan County". 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  6. ^ "Pingquan Lihua Cement Co Ltd". Wanfang Data. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  7. ^ "Hebei Pingquan Changcheng Chemical Co.,Ltd". 2004. Retrieved 2007-03-27.
  8. ^ "Chengde Jibei Yanshan Activated Carbon Co., Ltd". 2009. Retrieved 2009-04-29.
  9. ^ Yamazaki Sōyo 山崎惣與, Manshū-koku chimei daijiten 滿洲國地名大辭典, p.556,758, 1941.
  10. ^ Richard Shek, The Revolt of the Zaili, Jindan Sect in Rehe (Jehol), 1891, Modern China, Vol. 6, pp. 161-196, 1980. online edition
  11. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:阜平县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-19.

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