Location of the city center in Henan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• County-level & Sub-prefectural city||2,294 km2 (886 sq mi)|
|• Urban||35 km2 (14 sq mi)|
|• County-level & Sub-prefectural city||1,366,000|
|• Density||600/km2 (1,500/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Dengzhou (simplified Chinese: 邓州; traditional Chinese: 鄧州; pinyin: Dèngzhōu), formerly Deng County (邓县; 鄧縣; Dèng Xiàn), is a city in Nanyang, Henan, China. It has an area of 2,294 km2 (886 sq mi) and a population of 1,500,000. The urban area is 35 km², and the urban population is 300,000. The city is located in the southwest of Henan province, adjacent to the borders between Henan, Hubei and Shaanxi. It geometrically lies in the center of the triangle of Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Xi'an, with equal distance to any of these three cities.
It is a city with a long cultural history in China. Historical figures from Dengzhou include Zhang Zhongjing (ancient Chinese medicine practitioner), Han Yu (poet), Kou Zhun (senator of Song dynasty), Fan Zhongyan (writer), Yao Xueyin (modern writer), and Zhou Daxin (modern writer).
As 2012, this city is divided to 3 subdistricts, 13 towns and 11 townships.
Dengzhou's economy is largely based on the production of agricultural products. Farmers grow crops such as wheat, cotton, maize, sesame, peanuts, yellow beans, peppers and tobacco.
The city's primary industries include cigarette-packing, food processing and sculpture.
Lan Xiu Ting (Pavilion with picturesque view), Pagoda of Fu Sheng, relics of ancient city wall and the recently built touring area along the Tuan River.
Dengzhou No.1 High School is the most popular high school of the city. Nanyang No.4 Teachers College is the only college of the city licensed to issue certified educational diplomas to students.