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Hongze District



Hongze is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 33°13′26″N 118°49′34″E / 33.224°N 118.826°E / 33.224; 118.826[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityHuai'an
Time zoneUTC+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.[2]

See also


  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Hongze" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ 江苏省志・地理志 [Jiangsu Provical Gazetteer, Volume on Geography] (PDF). Jiangsu Guji Press. 1999. pp. 100–1. ISBN 978-7-806-43266-2.