Ji County, Shanxi
Ji County, also known by it Chinese name Jixian (simplified Chinese: 吉县; traditional Chinese: 吉縣; pinyin: Jí Xiàn), is a county in the west of the prefecture-level city of Linfen, in southwestern Shanxi Province, China. The county spans an area of approximately 1,780 square kilometers, and has a population of approximately 110,000 people as of 2013.
|Coordinates (Ji County government): Coordinates:|
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,780 km2 (690 sq mi)|
|• Density||62/km2 (160/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Under the Zhou, the area of present-day Ji County was part of the territory of Jin. Its principal town Erqu (二屈; Èrqū) was the seat of the appenage given to Duke Xian's son Ji Yiwu, who later became known as Duke Hui.
The area belonged to the Sui Dynasty upon its establishment in 581 CE, and was incorporated as the Jiyang Commandery (吉阳郡). In 584 CE, the Jiyang Commandery was abolished, and was merged into the newly formed Wencheng Commandery.
Upon the establishment of the People's Republic of China in 1949, the area was placed under the Linfen Prefecture, which was renamed to the Jinnan Prefecture in 1954. The Jinnan Prefecture was abolished in 1970, and Ji County fell under the jurisdiction of the newly-formed Linfen Prefecture.
The county spans approximately 1,780 square kilometers in area, bordering Yaodu District and Pu County to its east, Xiangning County to its south, Yichuan County to its west, and Daning County to its north.
The county is located at the southern end of the Lüliang Mountains. The Yellow River flows through Ji County, as well as the Qingshui River (清水河), and the Xinshui River. The county is home to the Hukou Waterfall.
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