Sipai Tower (四牌楼; 四牌樓), the emblem of the Xinghua Ancient City (兴化古城; 興化古城)
|• Total||2,394.96 km2 (924.70 sq mi)|
|• Density||520/km2 (1,400/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Xinghua (simplified Chinese: 兴化; traditional Chinese: 興化; pinyin: Xīnghuà) is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. It is located in the central part of Jiangsu Province. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Yancheng to the north and east and Yangzhou to the west.
The county was downgraded as Zhaoyang township in 1135, but was restored in 1149.
In 1987, the county was turned into a city of Yangzhou.
Basically, the area was under the jurisdiction of Yangzhou until 1996, being reassign to Taizhou.
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