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Pidu District formerly known as Pi County or Pixian[a] is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Chengdu, the capital of Sichuan Province, Southwest China. It was approved from the former Pi County by the State Council on November 24, 2016.[4]

Pidu

郫都区
A Typical Linpan in Pi County.jpg
Pidu is located in Sichuan
Pidu
Pidu
Location in Sichuan
Coordinates: 30°48′18″N 103°52′52″E / 30.805°N 103.881°E / 30.805; 103.881Coordinates: 30°48′18″N 103°52′52″E / 30.805°N 103.881°E / 30.805; 103.881[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceSichuan
Sub-provincial cityChengdu
Area
 • Total437.5 km2 (168.9 sq mi)
Population
 (2010)[2]
 • Total756,047
 • Density1,726/km2 (4,470/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
6117XX
Chengdu district map
Websitepixian.gov.cn
Pidu District
Chinese
Alternative Chinese name
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese

an urbanizing district organized as part of Chengdu, the capital of the province of Sichuan, China. It presently covers an area of 437.5 square kilometers (168.9 sq mi), with a total population of 756,047 during the 2010 census. It was formerly known as the source of the best tobacco in Sichuan and is now well known for its doubanjiang, a type of spicy fermented bean sauce.

GeographyEdit

Pitong, the seat of Pidu, is located 10 kilometers (6.2 mi) from downtown Chengdu. It covers an area of 437.5 square kilometers (168.9 sq mi).[5]

HistoryEdit

During the Warring States period, the area of the present Pidu belonged to the state of Shu. In 314 BC, it was conquered by Qin, which organized Pi County two years later in 312 BC.

In the 19th century, the area was famed for the quality of its tobacco, reckoned the best in Sichuan.[3]

It is now seeking to attract electronics and IT corporations and, in 2015, applied for elevation to urban district status.

AdministrationEdit

The district seat is Pitong (郫筒; Pítǒng zhèn). There are 13 other towns in the district:[6]

  • Xipu (犀浦镇)
  • Hongguang (红光镇)
  • Anjing (安靖镇)
  • Tuanjie (团结镇)
  • Tangchang (唐昌镇)
  • Sandaoyan (三道堰)
  • Xinminchang (新民场)
  • Huayuan (花园镇)
  • Ande (安德镇)
  • Tangyuan (唐元镇)
  • Deyuan (德源镇)
  • Gucheng (古城镇)
  • You`ai (友爱镇)

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ClimateEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ Also formerly romanized as Pe Heen.[3]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Pixian" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ 我市2010年第六次全国人口普查数据公报 (in Chinese). Government of Chengdu. 2011-05-13. Retrieved 2011-08-04.
  3. ^ a b Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878), Vol. V, "China".
  4. ^ 郫都区历史沿革 (in Chinese). xzqh.org. 2016-12-02. Retrieved 2019-07-19.
  5. ^ "Pixian China". Pixian County Government. 2007. Archived from the original on 2016-03-03. Retrieved 2008-01-14.
  6. ^ http://baike.baidu.com/view/244256.htm
  7. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.

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