Location of the city center in Hebei
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|County seat||Pingquan (平泉镇)|
|• County-level city||3,295.5 km2 (1,272.4 sq mi)|
|• Urban||26.00 km2 (10.04 sq mi)|
|Elevation||508 m (1,667 ft)|
|• County-level city||487,000|
|• Density||150/km2 (380/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Pingquan (Chinese: 平泉; pinyin: Píngquán) is a county-level city of northeastern Hebei province, China, bordering Liaoning province to the east. It has a population of 470,000[when?] residing in an area of 3,297 km2 (1,273 sq mi). It is a centre of trade and business, and gold and silver are mined nearby.
Pingguan was formerly called Bakou (Pakow). It absorbed Chinese colonies in the neighboring Mongol land: a large portion of the Kharachin Right Wing Banner and a large part of the Kharachin Middle Banner. Both banners belonged to the Josutu League. During the Jindandao Incident of 1891, Pingquan was assaulted by Chinese religious sects. Catholic church were burnt and Chinese converts were massacred.
There are 10 towns, 4 townships, and 5 ethnic townships under the county's administration.
Institutions of higher education include:
Major local companies include: