Sipai Tower (四牌楼; 四牌樓), the emblem of the Xinghua Ancient City (兴化古城; 興化古城)
Sipai Tower (四牌楼; 四牌樓), the emblem of the Xinghua Ancient City (兴化古城; 興化古城)
Xinghua is located in Jiangsu
Location of the city center in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°54′43″N 119°51′09″E / 32.9120°N 119.8526°E / 32.9120; 119.8526Coordinates: 32°54′43″N 119°51′09″E / 32.9120°N 119.8526°E / 32.9120; 119.8526[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityTaizhou
 • Total2,393.35 km2 (924.08 sq mi)
 • Total1,542,600
 • Density640/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

Xinghua (simplified Chinese: 兴化; traditional Chinese: 興化; pinyin: Xīnghuà) is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. It is located in the central part of Jiangsu Province. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the north and east and Yangzhou to the west.

Xinghua's name (兴化) is the abbreviation for "盛教" (xīngshèng jiàohuà) which means "prospering (the Confucian) teaching".[4]


In 920, Wu of the Ten Kingdoms separated the northern part of then Hailing county to establish Xinghua county. The land which was used to boil the brine was called Zhaoyuanchang before that.

The county was downgraded as Zhaoyang township in 1135, but was restored in 1149.

In 1987, the county was turned into a city of Yangzhou.

Basically, the area was under the jurisdiction of Yangzhou until 1996, being reassign to Taizhou.

Canola field on water
Canola field on water

Administrative divisions

In the present, Xinghua City has 29 towns and 5 townships.[5]

29 towns
  • Daiyao (戴窑镇)
  • Hechen (合陈镇)
  • Yongfeng (永丰镇)
  • Xinduo (新垛镇)
  • Anfeng (安丰镇)
  • Hainan (海南镇)
  • Diaoyu (钓鱼镇)
  • Dazou (大邹镇)
  • Shagou (沙沟镇)
  • Zhongbao (中堡镇)
  • Lizhong (李中镇)
  • Xijiao (西郊镇)
  • Lincheng (临城镇)
  • Duotian (垛田镇)
  • Zhuhong (竹泓镇)
  • Shenlun (沈伦镇)
  • Daduo (大垛镇)
  • Huoduo (荻垛镇)
  • Taozhuang (陶庄镇)
  • Changrong (昌荣镇)
  • Maoshan (茅山镇)
  • Zhouzhuang (周庄镇)
  • Chenbao (陈堡镇)
  • Dainan (戴南镇)
  • Zhangguo (张郭镇)
  • Zhaoyang (昭阳镇)
  • Daying (大营镇)
  • Xiaxu (下圩镇)
  • Chengdong (城东镇)
5 townships
  • Laowei (老圩乡)
  • Zhoufen (周奋乡)
  • Ganggu (缸顾乡)
  • Xibao (西鲍乡)
  • Linhu ((林湖乡)


Notable people

See also


  1. ^ Google (2020-05-08). "Xinghua People's Government" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2020-05-08.
  2. ^ Taizhou Statistical Yearbook 2012/《泰州统计年鉴2012》.(in Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
  3. ^ China 2010 Census County-by-county Statistics/《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》.(in Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
  4. ^ 江苏市县概况 [Overview of Jiangsu's cities and counties] (in Chinese). pp. 394–397. ISBN 978-7-55-373496-5.
  5. ^ "泰州市-行政区划网" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  6. ^ Buckley Ebrey, Patricia (1993). Chinese Civilization a sourcebook. Simon and Schuster. p. 200.
  7. ^ 30 Years' Review of China's Science & Technology, 1949-1979 (World Scientific Publishing Co., 1981), p. 283.