Xun County
浚县
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Xun County in Hebi
Xun County in Hebi
Hebi in Henan
Hebi in Henan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Prefecture-level cityHebi
Area
 • Total1,088 km2 (420 sq mi)
Population
 (2019)[2]
 • Total680,700
 • Density630/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
456250
Websitewww.xunxian.gov.cn

Xun County or Xunxian (simplified Chinese: 浚县; traditional Chinese: 濬縣; pinyin: Xùn Xiàn) is a county in the north of Henan province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Hebi and located on the transition of the East China Plain and the Taihang Mountains.[3]

Xun County has a historic center originating to 1331, one of the best preserved of the East China Plain, and is located along the Grand Canal.[4][5][6]

The landscape is characterized by the hills of Dayao and Fuqiu rising from the plains.[6]

The Yellow River historically had its course through the south of the county, causing numerous floods.[3]

History

During the Shang dynasty the area was called Li (). During the Western Han Dynasty it was first established as a county. In 1115 it was named Xunzhou, governing over Liyang County and Wei County. It was demoted to a county named Xun County in 1369.[6][7][3]

Administrative divisions

As 2012, this county is divided to 7 towns and 2 townships.[8]

Towns
  • Chengguan (城关镇)
  • Liyang (黎阳镇)
  • Shantang (善堂镇)
  • Tunzi (屯子镇)
Townships

Notable people

Duanmu Ci was born in Xun County.[6]

Transport

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. ^ a b c "浚县(濬縣) - Google Search". www.google.com. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  4. ^ 王曉飛. "河南濬縣:因運河而興 打造千年"大運河文化帶"-新華網". m.xinhuanet.com. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  5. ^ 馬金章 (2012-06-01). 流經濬縣的大運河 (in Chinese). Beijing Book Co. Inc. ISBN 978-7-5348-3835-4.
  6. ^ a b c d "濬縣概況". www.xunxian.gov.cn. Retrieved 2021-05-19.
  7. ^ 中國縣情大全: 華東卷 [Encyclopedia of Chinese Counties: East China Volume] (in Chinese). 中國社會出版社. 1992.
  8. ^ 鹤壁市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

Coordinates: 35°40′34″N 114°33′00″E / 35.67611°N 114.55000°E / 35.67611; 114.55000