Jiangling (Chinese: 江陵; pinyin: Jiānglíng; Wade–Giles: Chiang-ling) is a county in southern Hubei province, People's Republic of China. Administratively, it is under the jurisdiction of Jingzhou City.
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The county name derived from the old name of Jingzhou. Liang dynasty Prince Xiao Yi 蕭繹 (507–555) was made governor of Jingzhou, of which Jiangling was the provincial capital, at about the time that scholar and writer Yan Zhitui (531–590s) was born there. After defeating the Hou Jing Rebellion, Xiao Yi took the Liang throne, but instead of moving back to the imperial capital at Jiankang (Nanjing), he settled in Jiangling -- although his courtiers had advised otherwise. In 553, he allied with the Western Wei regime to attack his own younger brother, Xiao Ji 蕭紀 (508–553), who had used his own position as governor in Sichuan to declare himself emperor. Unfortunately for the Liang dynasty as a whole, this enabled Western Wei to take the Shu area (Sichuan) and then turn against Xiao Yi, attacking Jiangling in 554 and conquering the city with great brutality. 
In 1994, Jiangling County was dissolved and converted to two districts (Jingzhou and Jiangling) of Jingzhou City. The current Jiangling County was established in 1998, when the Jiangling District, then covering 11 outlying towns and townships, was again reverted to county status.
Three other areas:
- 江陵县历史沿革 [Jiangling County Historical Development]. 行政区划网站 www.xzqh.org (in Chinese). 行政区划网站/区划地名网站 (Administrative Divisions Web/District Geographic Names Web). 6 August 2014. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
- Tian Xiaofei and Paul Kroll, Family Instructions for the Yan Clan and Other Works by Yan Zhitui (531–590s) (Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Mouton, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1515/9781501503191, pp. xv-xvii.
- "历史沿革 (Timeline of Jingzhou)". Jingzhou City Government. Archived from the original on 4 March 2017. Retrieved 16 November 2019.
- 2016年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：江陵县 [2016 Statistical Area Numbers and Rural-Urban Area Numbers: Jiangling County]. National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2016. Retrieved 13 July 2018.
统计用区划代码 名称 421024100000 资市镇 421024102000 熊河镇 421024103000 白马寺镇 421024104000 沙岗镇 421024105000 普济镇 421024106000 郝穴镇 421024200000 马家寨乡 421024201000 秦市乡 421024450000 江北监狱 421024500000 三湖管理区 421024501000 六合垸管理区
- 行政区划 [Administrative Divisions]. 江陵县人民政府网站 (in Chinese). 江陵县人民政府办公室 江陵县电子政务管理办公室 江陵县政务公开管理办公室. Retrieved 13 July 2018.