Baofeng County
宝丰县
Baofeng is located in Henan
Baofeng
Baofeng
Location of the seat in Henan
Coordinates: 33°52′06″N 113°03′17″E / 33.8684°N 113.0548°E / 33.8684; 113.0548Coordinates: 33°52′06″N 113°03′17″E / 33.8684°N 113.0548°E / 33.8684; 113.0548
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityPingdingshan
Area
 • Total722 km2 (279 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total500,400
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
467400

Baofeng County (simplified Chinese: 宝丰县; traditional Chinese: 寶豐縣; pinyin: Bǎofēng Xiàn) is a county under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan, in the west-central part of Henan Province, China. It is 722 square kilometres (279 sq mi) in area with a population of 480,000 in 2002.

It is 16 kilometers (10 miles) to Pingdingshan. Baofeng county is an important hub of communications in the central and western parts of Henan province. In 1120, the second year under the reign of Emperor Huizong in the Song Dynasty, the emperor named the county Baofeng, because it had rich resources and flourishing businesses, including a distilled spirit brewery, official porcelain production and iron smelting. In 1643, the 16th year of Emperor Chongzhen, Li Zicheng renamed Baofeng Baozhou. The name was returned to Baofeng during the Qing Dynasty. Today Baofeng is a county under the jurisdiction of Pingdingshan.

Baofeng county has more than 20 varieties of rich mineral resources including steam coal, metal coal, bauxite, silica, clays, top lime and limestone.[3]

Administrative divisions

As 2012, this county is divided to 1 subdistrict, 8 towns and 4 townships.[4]

Subdistricts
Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Zhouzhuang (周庄镇)
  • Naodian (闹店镇)
  • Shiqiao (石桥镇)
  • Shangjiuwu (商酒务镇)
  • Daying (大营镇)
  • Zhangbaqiao (张八桥镇)
  • Yangzhuang (杨庄镇)
Townships
  • Xiaoqi Township (肖旗乡)
  • Zhaozhuang Township (赵庄乡)
  • Qianying Township (前营乡)
  • Lizhuang Township (李庄乡)

Transportation

The County is served by Baofeng railway station.

References

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ "Baofeng county".
  4. ^ 平顶山市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.