Xinghua, Jiangsu

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Xinghua
兴化市
County-level city
Sipai Tower (四牌楼; 四牌樓), the emblem of the Xinghua Ancient City (兴化古城; 興化古城)
Sipai Tower (四牌楼; 四牌樓), the emblem of the Xinghua Ancient City (兴化古城; 興化古城)
Xinghua is located in Jiangsu
Xinghua
Xinghua
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°55′48″N 119°49′48″E / 32.930°N 119.830°E / 32.930; 119.830Coordinates: 32°55′48″N 119°49′48″E / 32.930°N 119.830°E / 32.930; 119.830[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Taizhou
Area[2]
 • Total 2,394.96 km2 (924.70 sq mi)
Population [3]
 • Total 1,253,548
 • Density 520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 2257XX

Xinghua (simplified Chinese: 兴化; traditional Chinese: 興化; pinyin: Xīnghuà) is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. It is located in the central part of Jiangsu Province. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the north and east and Yangzhou to the west.

Xinghua is the abbreviation for "Xingsheng jiaohua (兴盛教化)" which means "prospering (the Confucian) indoctrination".[4]

History[edit]

In 920, Wu of the Ten Kingdoms separated the northern part of then Hailing county to establish Xinghua county. The land which was used to boil the brine was called Zhaoyuanchang before that.

The county was downgraded as Zhaoyang township in 1135, but was restored in 1149.

In 1987, the county was turned into a city of Yangzhou.

Basically, the area was under the jurisdiction of Yangzhou until 1996, being reassign to Taizhou.

Canola field on water

Notable people[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Xinghua" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ Taizhou Statistical Yearbook 2012/《泰州统计年鉴2012》.(in Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
  3. ^ China 2010 Census County-by-county Statistics/《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》.(in Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ Overview of Jiangsu's cities and counties (江苏市县概况) (in Chinese). pp. 394–397. ISBN 978-7-55-373496-5. 
  5. ^ Buckley Ebrey, Patricia (1993). Chinese Civilization a sourcebook. Simon and Schuster. p. 200. 
  6. ^ 30 Years' Review of China's Science & Technology, 1949-1979 (World Scientific Publishing Co., 1981), p. 283.

External links[edit]