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Baoying County

Baoying County
宝应县
County
Baoying is located in Jiangsu
Baoying
Baoying
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 33°12′58″N 119°25′44″E / 33.216°N 119.429°E / 33.216; 119.429[1]
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Yangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website baoying.gov.cn
Baoying. Nieuhof: L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665.

Baoying County (simplified Chinese: 宝应县; traditional Chinese: 寶應縣; pinyin: Bǎoyīng Xiàn) is under the administration of Yangzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It has a population of 919,900 (2004) and a land area of 1,483 square kilometres (573 sq mi). The northernmost county-level division of Yangzhou City, it borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the east and Huai'an to the north and west.

Administrative sub-districts

Baoying administers a total of fourteen towns.

History

In the Southern Dynasties period, Baoying was Anyi County of Yangping Commandery. In Tang, it was renamed Baoying to reflect 13 jade treasures acquired there by a nun named Zhenru. Its first local gazetteer was compiled in 1530, an outline in four chapters, followed by a 10-chapter gazetteer of 1567-70. The county suffered from flooding and from piracy in Ming times.[2]

References

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Baoying" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02. 
  2. ^ 1594 Nanzhil Yangzhou Baoying xianzhi, reprinted in the Nanjing Library's series of single-copy gazetteer reprints, 2003.

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