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Xia County or Xiaxian (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 夏縣; pinyin: Xià Xiàn) is a county in the southwest of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan province to the southeast. It is under the jurisdiction of Yuncheng City.

Xia County

夏县
Location in Yuncheng
Location in Yuncheng
Xiaxian is located in Shanxi
Xiaxian
Xiaxian
Location of the seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°08′18″N 111°13′15″E / 35.13833°N 111.22083°E / 35.13833; 111.22083Coordinates: 35°08′18″N 111°13′15″E / 35.13833°N 111.22083°E / 35.13833; 111.22083
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShanxi
Prefecture-level cityYuncheng
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.sxxiaxian.gov.cn

HistoryEdit

It was orginally named Anyi city (安邑; "peaceful district" Middle Chinese: Anyip city) in ancient China, and served as the previous capitals of the Xia Dynasty and the Wei kingdom.

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