Xingning, Guangdong

Xingning is also the era name for Emperor Ai of the Jin dynasty.

Xingning (postal: Hingning; simplified Chinese: 兴宁; traditional Chinese: 興寧; pinyin: Xīngníng, Hakka: Hinnên) is a county-level city, under the jurisdiction of Meizhou City, Guangdong Province, China. The second largest city in east Guangdong, Xingning has an area of 2,104.85 square kilometres (812.69 sq mi) and a population of 1.13 million.[when?]

Xingning

兴宁市

Hinnên
Xingtianyi Road (兴田一路), Xingning
Xingtianyi Road (兴田一路), Xingning
Xingning is located in Guangdong
Xingning
Xingning
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 24°8′5″N 115°43′48″E / 24.13472°N 115.73000°E / 24.13472; 115.73000Coordinates: 24°8′5″N 115°43′48″E / 24.13472°N 115.73000°E / 24.13472; 115.73000
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceGuangdong
Prefecture-level cityMeizhou
Area
 • Total2,104.85 km2 (812.69 sq mi)
Population
 • Total1,130,000
 • Density540/km2 (1,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
514500
Area code(s)0753
Websitehttp://www.xingning.gov.cn/

NamesEdit

Xingning was formerly known as Qichang (齐昌; 齊昌).

HistoryEdit

Xingning county was established in 331 CE, later becoming the capital of the 10th-century Southern Han Dynasty.

From its previous long-established status a county, in 1991 Xingning was upgraded to a county-level city within the municipal jurisdiction of Meizhou.

LocationEdit

Xingning is located in the north eastern part of Guangdong province and borders the counties of Pingyuan, Meixian, Fengshun and Wuhua in Meizhou City; Longchuan in Heiyuan City and Xunwu in Ganzhou City, Jiangxi Province.

Administrative DistrictsEdit

The city governs three subdistricts and 17 towns:[1]

SubdistrictsEdit

TownsEdit

TransportEdit

CultureEdit

The majority of Xingning's residents are Hakka people.

Tourist attractionsEdit

ClimateEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Xingning City (兴宁市)". National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. 2013. Retrieved February 26, 2014. (in Chinese)

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