Lin'an Prefecture (1129–1277) was after 1138 the capital of the Southern Song dynasty (1127–1279). With over one million people by 1276, it was the most populous city in the world. Lin'an Prefecture was located in modern northern Zhejiang around Hangzhou. Its administrative area is different from that of the modern prefecture-level city of Hangzhou.

Lin'an Prefecture
Traditional Chinese
Hanyu PinyinLín'ān Fǔ

 • Preceded byHang Prefecture
 • Created
 • Abolished1277 (Yuan dynasty)
 • Succeeded byHangzhou Prefecture
 • HQQiantang (錢塘)
Contained within
 • Circuit

Lin'an Prefecture fell to the Mongols in 1276.

References edit

  • Shi Weile, ed. (2005). Zhongguo Lishi Diming Da Cidian (中国历史地名大词典) [Large Dictionary of Chinese Historical Place Names] (in Chinese). China Social Sciences Press. ISBN 7-5004-4929-1.

Further reading edit

  • Lam, Joseph S. C.; Lin, Shuen-fu; de Pee, Christian; Powers, Martin (eds.). Senses of the City: Perceptions of Hangzhou and Southern Song China, 1127–1279. CUHK Press – via Project MUSE.

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