Zhenping County (simplified Chinese: 镇平县; traditional Chinese: 鎮平縣; pinyin: Zhènpíng Xiàn) is a county in the southwest of Henan province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Nanyang.

Introduction

Zhenping is the ancient name of Nieyang. It has a long history of jade carving for more than 4,000 years, and it is known as the jade capital of China. It is one of the birthplaces of Chinese jade culture. Jin Laizong Zhengda was set up in Zhenping County for three years (1226 AD). Yuan Haowen, a famous poet in the Jinyuan period, was the first county magistrate in Zhenping. He was the hometown of General Peng Xuefeng, a modern Chinese master.

Administrative divisions

As 2012, this county is divided to 3 subdistricts, 11 towns, 7 townships and 1 ethic township.[1]

Subdistricts
Towns
  • Shifosi (石佛寺镇)
  • Chaobei (晁陂镇)
  • Jiasong (贾宋镇)
  • Houji (侯集镇)
  • Laozhuang (老庄镇)
  • Luyi (卢医镇)
  • Zheshan (遮山镇)
  • Gaoqiu (高丘镇)
  • Qutun (曲屯镇)
  • Zaoyuan (枣园镇)
  • Yangying (杨营镇)
Townships
  • Liuquanpu Township (柳泉铺乡)
  • Erlong Township (二龙乡)
  • Wanggang Township (王岗乡)
  • Mazhuang Township (马庄乡)
  • Zhanglin Township (张林乡)
  • Anziying Township (安字营乡)
  • Pengying Township (彭营乡)
Ethnic townships

Economy

The Henan Kangyuan Softshell Turtle Farm (河南省南阳镇平县康苑鳖业有限公司), located in Zhenping County's Jiasong Town is one of China's largest facilities for raising the Yellow River Turtle (黄河鳖), a variety of the Chinese softshell turtle. The farm, which occupies 600 mu (100 acres) of land and water, raises some 6 million of those creatures per year.[2][3]

Notes

  1. ^ 安阳市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  2. ^ 镇平县康苑鳖业有限责任公司.
  3. ^ 河南省镇平县康苑形成黄河中华鳖规模化生产能力.Archived June 14, 2013, at the Wayback Machine. In this report, the farm is said to be the largest Chinese softshell turtle farms north of the Yangtze River.

Coordinates: 33°02′02″N 112°14′02″E / 33.03389°N 112.23389°E / 33.03389; 112.23389