Qi County, Shanxi

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Qi County

祁县
Qiao Family Compound.jpg
Qi County in Jinzhong
Qi County in Jinzhong
Jinzhong in Shanxi
Jinzhong in Shanxi
Coordinates: 37°21′30″N 112°20′07″E / 37.3583°N 112.3353°E / 37.3583; 112.3353Coordinates: 37°21′30″N 112°20′07″E / 37.3583°N 112.3353°E / 37.3583; 112.3353
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShanxi
Prefecture-level cityJinzhong
Area
 • Total854 km2 (330 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)
265,310
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
030900
Area code(s)0354
Qi County, Shanxi
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaningVast County

Qi County, also known by its Chinese name Qixian, is a county in the central part of Shanxi Province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Jinzhong and has a population of approximately 265,310.

The county is on the route of the Datong-Puzhou Railway, the primary axial railway of Shanxi Province, which links it to Datong (approximately 7.5 hours) and the provincial capital Taiyuan (approximately 1.5 hours away).

The county seat, also named Qixian, is designated as a National Historic and Cultural City. The county is home to the Qiao & Qu Family Compounds and is nearby the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Pingyao.

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