Daming County

Summary

Daming County is a county under the jurisdiction of Handan City in far southern Hebei Province, China. It was formerly one of the capitals of the Northern Song.

Daming County
大名县
Taming
City walls of Daming
City walls of Daming
Daming is located in Hebei
Daming
Daming
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 36°17′N 115°09′E / 36.283°N 115.150°E / 36.283; 115.150Coordinates: 36°17′N 115°09′E / 36.283°N 115.150°E / 36.283; 115.150
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityHandan
Area
 • Total1,052 km2 (406 sq mi)
Elevation
47 m (155 ft)
Population
 • Total749,000
 • Density710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
056900
Websitedm.hd.gov.cn
Daming County
Traditional Chinese大名縣
Simplified Chinese大名县
Literal meaningGreat Name County
Famous County
Daming Fu
Chinese大名府
Literal meaningSeat of Daming Prefecture

HistoryEdit

 
Song China

It was formerly known as Beijing under the Northern Song dynasty, who used it as their northern capital.[1] The city served as an important centre for learning during Imperial China. It was renamed to Daming Fu during the Ming Dynasty and stayed unchanged until the Republican era.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Daming County has 6 towns, 13 townships, and 1 ethnic township.[2]

Towns:

  • Daming (大名镇), Yangqiao (杨桥镇), Wanti (万堤镇), Longwangmiao (龙王庙镇), Shuguan (束馆镇), Jintan (金滩镇)

Townships:

  • Shageta Township (沙圪塔乡), Wangcun Township (王村乡), Pushang Township (铺上乡), Huangjinti Township (黄金堤乡), Dajie Township (大街乡), Jiuye Township (旧治乡), Ximuzhuang Township (西未庄乡), Sungandian Township (孙甘店乡), Xifuji Township (西付集乡), Niantou Township (埝头乡), Beifeng Township (北峰乡), Zhangji Township (张集乡), Hongmiao Township (红庙乡), Yingzhen Hui Ethnic Township (营镇回族乡)

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Theobald, Ulrich. China Knowledge. "Chinese History - Song Dynasty 宋 (960-1279): Map and Geography". Accessed 19 Oct 2012.
  2. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:大名县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Archived from the original on November 29, 2012. Retrieved 2012-07-19.

External linksEdit

  • Official website of Daming County government