Baoying
宝应县
Paoying
Baoying is located in Jiangsu
Baoying
Baoying
Location in Jiangsu
Baoying is located in China
Baoying
Baoying
Baoying (China)
Coordinates: 33°12′58″N 119°25′44″E / 33.216°N 119.429°E / 33.216; 119.429Coordinates: 33°12′58″N 119°25′44″E / 33.216°N 119.429°E / 33.216; 119.429[1]
CountryChina People's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityYangzhou
Area
 • Total1,467 km2 (566 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total920,000
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
225800
Websitebaoying.gov.cn
Baoying. Nieuhof: L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665.
Baoying. Nieuhof: L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665.

Baoying County (simplified Chinese: 宝应县; traditional Chinese: 寶應縣; pinyin: Bǎoyīng Xiàn) is under the administration of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It has a population of 919,900 (2004) and a land area of 1,483 square kilometres (573 sq mi). The northernmost county-level division of Yangzhou City, it borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the east and Huai'an to the north and west.

Administrative

Baoying County administers to 14 towns.[2]

  • Anyi (安宜镇)
  • Fanshui (范水镇)
  • Xiaji (夏集镇)
  • Liubao (柳堡镇)
  • Caodian (曹甸镇)
  • Shanyang (山阳镇)
  • Luduo (鲁垛镇)
  • Huangcheng (黄塍镇)
  • Jinghe (泾河镇)
  • Sheyanghu (射阳湖镇)
  • Xi'anfeng (西安丰镇)
  • Guangyanghu (广洋湖镇)
  • Xiaoguanzhuang (小官庄镇)
  • Wangzhigang (望直港镇)

History

Etymology

Baoying was known as Anyi of Chu zhou (Chu prefecture, 楚州), where supposedly the divine treasures were found in 762. As auspicious tributes, they were presented to the Emperor Suzong of Tang, and found favour with him. It was a coincidence that the then heir apparent, later Emperor Daizong, was the Prince of Chu. The supposed treasures showed the Heaven was sympathetic to the emperor in the future. Thus, the reign title was changed into Baoying (rough meaning: "the treasures show the sympathy [from the Heaven]"), and the county was also bestowed such a name.[3]

Transportation

The area is served by Baoying railway station on the Lianyungang–Zhenjiang high-speed railway.

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Baoying" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ "扬州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  3. ^ Old Book of Tang. 40. "肅宗上元三年建巳月,於此縣得定國寶十三枚,因改元寶應,仍改安宜為寶應"; 太平廣記 [Extensive Records of the Taiping Reign]. 404. "時肅宗寢疾方甚,視寶,促召代宗謂曰:「汝自楚王為皇太子,今上天賜寶,獲於楚州。天許汝也,宜保愛之。」"