Pingyuan County, Shandong

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Pingyuan County
Pingyuan is located in Shandong
Location in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°10′N 116°26′E / 37.167°N 116.433°E / 37.167; 116.433Coordinates: 37°10′N 116°26′E / 37.167°N 116.433°E / 37.167; 116.433
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Dezhou
 • Total 1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Pingyuan County (simplified Chinese: 平原县; traditional Chinese: 平原縣; pinyin: Píngyuán Xiàn) is a county of northwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by Dezhou City. It has an area of 1,050 square kilometres (410 sq mi).


At the end of the Han dynasty, Liu Bei began his political career as prefect of this county. The town was one of the starts for the anti-Western Boxer rebellion.

The population was 437,584 in 1999.[1]


  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS