Baixiang County
柏乡县
Paisiang
Baixiang in Xingtai
Xingtai in Hebei
Coordinates: 37°28′55″N 114°41′35″E / 37.482°N 114.693°E / 37.482; 114.693Coordinates: 37°28′55″N 114°41′35″E / 37.482°N 114.693°E / 37.482; 114.693
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityXingtai
Township-level divisions3 towns
3 townships
County seatBaixiang Town (柏乡镇)
Area
 • Total268 km2 (103 sq mi)
Elevation
39 m (128 ft)
Population
 (2014)[citation needed]
 • Total193,777
 • Density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
055450
Area code(s)0319

Baixiang County (simplified Chinese: 柏乡; traditional Chinese: 柏鄉; pinyin: Bǎixiāng Xiàn) is a county in the southwest of Hebei province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Xingtai, with a population of 193,777 (2014) residing in an area of 268 km2 (103 sq mi). It lies generally to the east of G4 Beijing–Hong Kong and Macau Expressway and China National Highway 107. The Baixiang County is known as being the former capital of the state of Xiang (襄國) of the Southern Huns state Later Zhao, described in the Fang Xuanling Book of Jin Chapter 104, was located in the territory of the county.[1] It was a place of the 351 CE Battle of Xiangguo between Ran Min's army and Shi Zhi of Later Zhao. After the battle, the Later Zhao general Liu Xian [zh] (劉顯) killed Shi Zhi in Xiangguo, the Xiangguo city was burned, and its population moved to Yecheng.

Administrative divisions

The county administers 3 towns and 3 townships.[2]

Towns

Townships

References

  1. ^ Taskin V.S., "Materials on history of nomadic tribes in China 3rd-5th cc", Issue 2 "Jie", "Science", Moscow, 1990, p. 43 on, ISBN 5-02-016543-3
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:柏乡县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-21.[permanent dead link]