Xinye County

Xinye (Chinese: 新野; pinyin: Xīnyě; Wade–Giles: Hsin-yeh) is one of the counties of Nanyang[3] that lies in the southwest of Henan province, China. To the south lies the prefecture-level city of Xiangyang in Hubei province, to the east is Tanghe County and to the west is the county-level city of Dengzhou. Xinye county has a population of 730,000[when?]. Its total area is 1,062 km2 (410 sq mi).

Xinye County
Xinye in Nanyang
Xinye in Nanyang
Nanyang in Henan
Nanyang in Henan
Coordinates: 32°31′15″N 112°21′36″E / 32.5209°N 112.3601°E / 32.5209; 112.3601Coordinates: 32°31′15″N 112°21′36″E / 32.5209°N 112.3601°E / 32.5209; 112.3601
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNanyang
 • Total1,056 km2 (408 sq mi)
 • Total633,600
 • Density600/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code

The G55 Erenhot–Guangzhou Expressway runs through Waizi town, which is the northmost town of Xinye. Both Nanyang Jiangying Airport and Xiangyang Liuji Airport are about 60 km (37 mi) away from Xinye.

Map of the old Jingzhou in the early 3rd century CE. Xinye was the place where the forces of Liu Bei were stationed before they were forced to retreat by the army of Cao Cao.


Near the end of the Han Dynasty, the warlord Liu Bei used Xinye as a base, as a vassal under Liu Biao. Liu Biao himself had been residing in Xiangyang (today's Xiangfan). Liu Bei lost Xinye to Cao Cao in 208 and retreated to the southeast in prelude to the battle of the Red Cliffs.[4]

Administrative divisionsEdit

As 2012, this county is divided to 2 subdistricts, 8 towns and 5 townships.[5]



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