Qi County
杞县
Qixian
Qixian
Location of the seat in Henan
Coordinates: 34°32′56″N 114°46′59″E / 34.549°N 114.783°E / 34.549; 114.783Coordinates: 34°32′56″N 114°46′59″E / 34.549°N 114.783°E / 34.549; 114.783
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityKaifeng
County seatChengguan (城关镇)
Area
 • Total1,258 km2 (486 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total895,600
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
475200
Area code(s)0371[3]
Websitezgqx.gov.cn

Qi County or Qixian (simplified Chinese: 杞县; traditional Chinese: 杞縣; pinyin: Qǐ Xiàn) is a county of Kaifeng, Henan, People's Republic of China, with an area of 1243 square km and a population of 1.05 million.

History

From Shang to Western Zhou, Qi County was the place of the State of Qi. In Qin Dynasty, Qi was named as Yongqiu (Chinese: 雍丘). It was the site of the Battle of Yongqiu in 756. In Song Dynasty, Yongqiu was renamed to Qi. Cai Wenji, a Han Dynasty poet and composer, was born shortly before 178 in Yu Prefecture (圉縣), Chenliu Commandery (陳留), in what is now Qi County, Kaifeng, Henan.

Administrative divisions

Qi County has 8 towns and 13 townships.[4]

Towns
Townships

Notable people

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. ^ "开封告别0378区号 郑汴实现电信同城共用0371". QQ.com (in Simplified Chinese). 24 October 2013. Retrieved 22 July 2021.
  4. ^ "Profile of Qi County" (in Chinese). Xzqh.org. 11 July 2013. Retrieved 17 October 2016.