Jin Prefecture (Hunan)

Jin Prefecture, also known by its Chinese name Jinzhou, was a prefecture of imperial China. Its seat—also known as Jinzhou—was at Luyang (near modern Mayang, Hunan).

Jin Prefecture
Traditional Chinese錦州
Simplified Chinese锦州
Literal meaningBrocade Prefecture


Jin was created from Chen Prefecture (, Chénzhōu) in AD 686 under the Tang Dynasty.[1] It was later renamed Luyang Commandery (盧陽郡, Lúyángjùn).[1]

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  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui (2009), "Jinzhou", Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras, No. 19, Lanham: Scarecrow Press, p. 264.