Location in Hebei
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|Literal meaning||All Year District|
|Literal meaning||All Year County|
|Literal meaning||Expansively Pacified Prefecture|
|Literal meaning||Ming River Prefecture|
Yongnian is an urban district of the city of Handan, Hebei province, China. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yongnian.
See also: Ming Prefecture in Hebei
During the middle ages, the region was known as Ming Prefecture and administered from Mingzhou, now known as Guangfu. Guangfu continued to serve as the local seat of government when Ming Prefecture first became Guangping Prefecture and then Yongnian County. The area's population was about 220,000 in 1491; 1,225,408 in 1820; 1,101,876 in 1883; and 1,734,036 in 1946.