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Shuocheng District

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Shuocheng District, formerly Shuo County, is the main urban district of the prefecture-level city of Shuozhou in Shanxi province, China.


CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityShuozhou
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Shuocheng District
Simplified Chinese朔城区
Traditional Chinese朔城區
Former names
Mayi County
Traditional Chinese馬邑
Simplified Chinese马邑
Literal meaningHorse Town County
Yinguan County
Traditional Chinese陰館
Simplified Chinese阴馆
Literal meaningShady Office(s) County
Yin Office(s) County
Yanmen Commandery
Traditional Chinese雁門
Simplified Chinese雁门
Literal meaningYanmen Pass Commandery



Shuocheng is the site of the ancient Chinese frontier post of Mayi and its territory was previously organized as the Mayi County of Yanmen Commandery.

Yinguan,[1] in present-day Shuocheng District's Xiaguancheng Village (t 夏關城, s 夏关城, Xiàguānchéng Cūn),[2] was the seat of another county and of all of Yanmen Commandery during the Eastern Han.[1] The post was moved to Guangwu near present-day Daixian under the Kingdom of Wei.[1]




  • (in Chinese)
  • Li Shizhen (2017), Hua Linfu; et al. (eds.), Ben Cao Gang Mu Dictionary, Vol. II: Geographical and Administrative Designations, Berkeley: University of California Press.
  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui (2009), Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras, No. 19, Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

Coordinates: 39°19′11″N 112°25′55″E / 39.3198°N 112.432°E / 39.3198; 112.432