Jinzhou
晋州市
Jinzhou railway station
Jinzhou railway station
Jinzhou is located in Hebei
Jinzhou
Jinzhou
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 38°02′02″N 115°02′38″E / 38.034°N 115.044°E / 38.034; 115.044Coordinates: 38°02′02″N 115°02′38″E / 38.034°N 115.044°E / 38.034; 115.044
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityShijiazhuang
Township-level divisions9 towns
1 township
EstablishedNovember 1991
Municipal seatJinzhou, Jinzhou
Area
 • County-level city619.0 km2 (239.0 sq mi)
 • Urban
90.78 km2 (35.05 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (155 ft)
Population
 (2017)[1]
 • County-level city582,000
 • Density940/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
 • Urban
139,600
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
052200
Area code(s)0311
Websitejzchina.gov.cn

Jinzhou (simplified Chinese: 晋州; traditional Chinese: 晉州; pinyin: Jìnzhōu; lit. 'Jin Prefecture') is a county-level city of Hebei Province, North China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shijiazhuang. Until November 1991, it was known as Jin County (simplified Chinese: 晋县; traditional Chinese: 晉縣; pinyin: Jìn Xiàn).

Jinzhou is located in central Hebei province, 50 kilometres (31 mi) east of Shijiazhuang. It covers an area of 619 square kilometers, and as of 2010, has a population of about 537,700. It consists of nine towns and one township, as well as 224 villages.

Jinzhou has a recorded history of at least 2500 years. It was the hometown of Wei Zheng (魏征), a well-known and well-respected historical figure of Tang dynasty. It is also, according to the Chinese government, the "duck pear town" (鸭梨之乡).

Administrative divisions

There are 9 towns and 1 township:[2]

Transport

References

  1. ^ a b Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 46. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:晋州市 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-19.