Suining
睢宁县
Location in Xuzhou
Suining
Suining
Location of the seat in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 33°56′28″N 117°51′11″E / 33.941°N 117.853°E / 33.941; 117.853Coordinates: 33°56′28″N 117°51′11″E / 33.941°N 117.853°E / 33.941; 117.853
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityXuzhou
Area
 • Total1,769 km2 (683 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)
 • Total1,450,000
 • Density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal Code
221200
Websitewww.cnsn.gov.cn

Suining County (simplified Chinese: 睢宁县; traditional Chinese: 睢寧縣; pinyin: Suīníng Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Sui-ning) is under the administration of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China; it is the southernmost county-level division of Xuzhou and borders the prefecture-level cities of Suqian to the east and Suzhou of Anhui to the south and west.

History

Suining basically was a part of former Suiling (睢陵) county by the Han. The seat of the Suiling was relocated to present-day Suining during the Three Kingdoms,[1] and Suiling was merged into Suqian later. In 1218, it became a separate county seated at the old walled city of Suqian,[2] and named "Suining" (literally: Bring peace to the Sui basin).[3] The county was defunct in early Yuan, but restored in 1275. It was under Pizhou of Huai'an until Pizhou became a part of Xuzhou in 1733.

The ancient city Xiapi, where Pizhou used to seated is located in Gupi (古邳) Town.[3]

Administration

Suining County is divided into 3 subdistricts and 15 towns.[4]

3 subdistricts
15 towns
  • Wangji (王集镇)
  • Shuanggou (双沟镇)
  • Lanshan (岚山镇)
  • Liji (李集镇)
  • Taoyuan (桃园镇)
  • Guanshan (官山镇)
  • Gaozuo (高作镇)
  • Shaji (沙集镇)
  • Lingcheng (凌城镇)
  • Qiuji (邱集镇)
  • Gupi (古邳镇)
  • Yaoji (姚集镇)
  • Weiji (魏集镇)
  • Liangji (梁集镇)
  • Qing'an (庆安镇)

Education

Transport

Xuzhou Guanyin Airport is located in Shuanggou Town.

The town is served by two railway stations both located on the Xuzhou–Yancheng high-speed railway: Guanyin Airport and Suining.[5]

References

  1. ^ 中国历史大辞典·历史地理卷 [The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese history, Volume on Historical Geography] (in Chinese). Shanghai Cishu Press. 1996. p. 944. ISBN 7-5326-0299-0.
  2. ^ Gu, Zuyu. 讀史方輿紀要 [Essentials of Geography for Reading History]. Vol. 22. 睢寧縣,州南六十里。西北至徐州二百里,西至宿州二百四十里,東南至泗州二百里。本宿遷縣地。金興定三年,以宿遷縣之古城置睢寧縣
  3. ^ a b 江苏市县概况 [A Survey of Cities and Counties in Jiangsu] (in Chinese). pp. 123–6. ISBN 978-7-55-373496-5.
  4. ^ "徐州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  5. ^ “十三五”期间徐州市将新建高铁241公里. Jiangsu Provincial People's Government (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2016-12-20.