Qin'an County

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Qin'an County

秦安县
Qin'an in Tianshui
Qin'an in Tianshui
Tianshui in Gansu
Tianshui in Gansu
Coordinates: 34°51′33″N 105°40′33″E / 34.8591°N 105.6758°E / 34.8591; 105.6758Coordinates: 34°51′33″N 105°40′33″E / 34.8591°N 105.6758°E / 34.8591; 105.6758
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGansu
Prefecture-level cityTianshui
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Qin'an County (Chinese: 秦安县; pinyin: Qín'ān Xiàn) is a county in the east of Gansu province of the People's Republic of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Tianshui. Its postal code is 741600, and in 1999 its population was 567,553 people.[1]

History[edit]

It is reputedly the county where Zhuge Liang's troops, commanded by Ma Su, were defeated by Zhang He at the Battle of Jieting.

Known as Chengji (成紀), it vied with Tianshui (then known as Shanggui) as the seat of the medieval province of Qinzhou during the Tang Dynasty and Five Dynasties eras.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ China County & City Population 1999
  2. ^ Dudbridge, Glen. A Portrait of Five Dynasties China: From the Memoirs of Wang Renyu (880–956), pp. 8 ff. Oxford University Press (Oxford), 2013. Accessed 14 Dec 2013.