Suizhou

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Suizhou
随州市
Prefecture-level city
Suizhou Qingnian Road Lieshan Avenue intersection, eastern view
Suizhou Qingnian Road Lieshan Avenue intersection, eastern view
Location of Suizhou City in Hubei
Location of Suizhou City in Hubei
Suizhou is located in Hubei
Suizhou
Suizhou
Location of the city centre in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°41′N 113°23′E / 31.683°N 113.383°E / 31.683; 113.383Coordinates: 31°41′N 113°23′E / 31.683°N 113.383°E / 31.683; 113.383
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
County-level divisions 2
Township-level divisions 54
Municipal seat Zengdu District
Government
 • CPC Secretary Ma Qingming (马清明)
 • Mayor Liu Xiaoming
Area
 • Total 9,636 km2 (3,720 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (232 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,580,000
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s) 722
ISO 3166 code CN-HB-13
Website suizhou.gov.cn

Suizhou (simplified Chinese: 随州; traditional Chinese: 隨州; pinyin: Suízhōu), formerly Sui County (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Suí Xian, Suixian), is a prefecture-level city in northern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan province to the north and east.

Etymology[edit]

The Sui in Suizhou is derived from the ancient 'Suishizu'.[1]

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Suizhou administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city, 1 county and 2 other areas.[2][3][4]

  • Zengdu District (曾都区)
  • Guangshui City (广水市)
  • Sui County (随县)
  • Suizhou Economic Development Area (随州经济开发区)
  • Dahongshan Scenic Area (随州大洪山风景名胜区)

These are further divided into 54 township-level divisions, including 36 towns, 11 townships and 7 subdistricts.

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History[edit]

Ancient bronze concert bells found in Zengdu District, Suizhou City. The originals are now kept in the provincial museum in Wuhan.

Suizhou has a long history. During the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period (771−221 BCE), it was the territory of the State of Sui/Zeng and within the cultural sphere of the State of Chu. As a prefecture-level city Suizhou has a short history with its current status only granted by the State Council in June 2000.

Religion[edit]

The Catholic minority is pastorally served by its own (dormant?) pre-diocesan Apostolic Prefecture of Suixian 隨縣 which is exempt, i.e. directly dependent on the Holy See (and its missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples), not part of any ecclesiastical province.

It was established on 1937.06.17 as Apostolic Prefecture of Suixian 隨縣 (中文) / Suihsien / Suihsienen(sis) (Latin adjective), on territory split off from the Apostolic Vicariate of Hankou 漢口).

It is vacant since 1951, without apostolic administrator since 1981, having had only the following incumbents :

  • Father Patrick Maurice Connaughton (龔成德), Friars Minor (O.F.M.) (born Ireland) (1937.06.17 – retired 1951.03), died 1967
  • Apostolic Administrator Friar Dominic Chen Te-mien, O.F.M. (1951.04.05 – 1981), no ther Ordinariate.

Transport[edit]

Suizhou is served by the Hankou–Danjiangkou Railway.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.suizhou.gov.cn/col/col38/index.html 随州之“随”,其名最早源于远古的“随氏族”。
  2. ^ "2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:随州市" [2016 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Suizhou City]. 中华人民共和国国家统计局信息网 (in Simplified Chinese). 中华人民共和国国家统计局 National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 统计用区划代码 名称 421301000000 市辖区 421303000000 曾都区 421321000000 随县 421381000000 广水市
  3. ^ "随州市行政区划" [Suizhou City Administrative Divisions]. 随州市人民政府门户网站 (in Chinese). 随州市人民政府办公室, 随州日报社. 22 January 2016. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 下辖曾都区、随县、广水市、随州经济开发区、大洪山风景管理区
  4. ^ "随州市历史沿革" [Suizhou City Historical Development]. 行政区划网站www.xzqh.org (in Simplified Chinese). 行政区划网站www.xzqh.org. 7 December 2011. Retrieved 12 April 2018. 2000年第五次全国人口普查,随州市总人口2484688人。其中:曾都区1598752人、广水市885936人。{...} 2009年5月,国务院批准设立随县,以随州市曾都区部分乡镇为随县行政区域。7月29日,随县正式成立

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