Qinyang

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Qinyang
沁阳市
County-level city
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Area
 • Total 623.5 km2 (240.7 sq mi)
Population (1999)
 • Total 444,480
 • Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal code 454550[1] or 454500[2]
Website http://www.qinyang.gov.cn

Qinyang (simplified Chinese: 沁阳; traditional Chinese: 沁陽; pinyin: Qìnyáng) is a county-level city in Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by the prefecture-level city Jiaozuo. The current population of Qinyang is estimated at 470,000.[3] In 1999, the population stood at 444,480.[4]

History

Qinyang was known as Yewang (野王) during the Qin Dynasty, changed to Henei (河内) during the Sui Dynasty, and received the current name in 1913.

Geography

Qinyang which lies in the northwest of Henan Province occupies a total area of 623.5 square kilometers. It is located along a tributary of the Yellow River. A part of the Taihang Mountains called the Shennong Mountain is in the rural area of Qinyang City.

References

  1. http://baike.baidu.com/view/45375.htm
  2. Postcodes Henan
  3. Lee, Don (May 14, 2007). "CHINA; Putting up money has its privileges; Entrepreneurs in some areas receive perks that make life a little easier.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-07-15. 
  4. "Quanguo fenxianshi renkou tongji ziliao - 1999 niandu". Zhonghua renmin gongheguo gonganbu. Beijing: Qunzhong chubanshe, 2000.

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Coordinates: 35°5′N 112°56′E / 35.083°N 112.933°E / 35.083; 112.933