Wenxi County

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Wenxi County
Chinese transcription(s)
Country China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture Yuncheng
Population (2002) 380,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Wenxi County (Chinese: 闻喜县) is a county in southern Shanxi province of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture level city of Yuncheng. As of 2002 it had a population of roughly 380,000.

The name Wenxi, which means "hearing the glad news", was used as the county name in 111 BC when Emperor Wu of Han, who on his royal progress at this place, heard Han's decisive victory in the Han–Nanyue War.


Coordinates: 35°23′24″N 111°18′27″E / 35.39000°N 111.30750°E / 35.39000; 111.30750