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Baoying County

Baoying County
Baoying is located in Jiangsu
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)
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.


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]


  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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