|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Hongze (simplified Chinese: 洪泽; traditional Chinese: 洪澤; pinyin: Hóngzé) is one of four districts (a former county) of the prefecture-level city of Huai'an, Jiangsu Province, China. Occupying the southeastern shores of Lake Hongze, it borders the prefecture-level cities of Suqian to the northwest and Yangzhou (briefly) to the east.
During the Second Sino-Japanese War, the New Fourth Army established Huaibao and Hongze countries around Lake Hongze, in 1940 and 1941 respectively. Both countries were dissolved in 1950. The new Hongze country, within a wider area around the lake, was founded to implement the guiding principle of "reshuffling administrative divisions by the lake" in 1956.
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