Yongnian District

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Yongnian
永年区
District
Yongnian is located in Hebei
Yongnian
Yongnian
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 36°44′38″N 114°32′38″E / 36.744°N 114.544°E / 36.744; 114.544Coordinates: 36°44′38″N 114°32′38″E / 36.744°N 114.544°E / 36.744; 114.544
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Handan
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 057150
Yongnian District
Traditional Chinese 永年
Simplified Chinese 永年
Literal meaning All Year District
Longevity District
Former names
Yongnian County
Traditional Chinese 永年
Simplified Chinese 永年
Literal meaning All Year County
Longevity County
Guangping Prefecture
Traditional Chinese 廣平
Simplified Chinese 广平
Literal meaning Expansively Pacified Prefecture
Ming Prefecture
Chinese
Literal meaning Ming River Prefecture

Yongnian is an urban district of the city of Handan, Hebei province, China. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yongnian.

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During the middle ages, the region was known as Ming Prefecture and administered from Mingzhou, now known as Guangfu. Guangfu continued to serve as the local seat of government when Ming Prefecture first became Guangping Prefecture and then Yongnian County. The area's population was about 220,000 in 1491;[1] 1,225,408 in 1820; 1,101,876 in 1883; and 1,734,036 in 1946.[2]

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