Jia County, Shaanxi

Jia County, also known by its Chinese name Jiaxian, is a county in Yulin City, in the north of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Shanxi province across the Yellow River to the east.

Jia County
佳县
Jia County in Yulin
Jia County in Yulin
Yulin in Shaanxi
Yulin in Shaanxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityYulin
Area
 • Total2,029.82 km2 (783.72 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • Total269,700
 • Density130/km2 (340/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal Code
719200
Jia County
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaningBeautiful County
Former names
Jiazhou
Chinese
Literal meaningReed Prefecture
Jiaxian
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaningReed County

HistoryEdit

 
A map of "Kia-tcheou" from Du Halde's 1735 Description of China, based on accounts by Jesuit missionaries

The seat of Jia County was formerly known as Jiazhou when it was the seat of a prefecture during imperial times.

Administrative divisionsEdit

As 2019, Jia County is divided to 1 subdistricts and 12 towns.[1]

Subdistricts
  • Jiazhou Subdistrict (佳州街道)
Towns
  • Keng (坑镇)
  • Dian (店镇)
  • Wu (乌镇)
  • Jinmingsi (金明寺镇)
  • Tong (通镇)
  • Wangjiayun (王家砭镇)
  • Tangta (方塌镇)
  • Zhujiagua (朱家坬镇)
  • Xi (螅镇)
  • Zhuguanzhai (朱官寨镇)
  • Liuguoju (刘国具镇)
  • Mutouyu (木头峪镇)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "统计用区划代码 www.stats.gov.cn" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2021-01-02.

Coordinates: 38°04′39″N 110°16′27″E / 38.07750°N 110.27417°E / 38.07750; 110.27417