Yongnian District

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Yongnian is an urban district of the city of Handan, Hebei province, China. It is the seat of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Yongnian.

Yongnian
永年区
Yungnien
Yongnian is located in Hebei
Yongnian
Yongnian
Location in Hebei
Coordinates: 36°44′38″N 114°32′38″E / 36.744°N 114.544°E / 36.744; 114.544Coordinates: 36°44′38″N 114°32′38″E / 36.744°N 114.544°E / 36.744; 114.544
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Prefecture-level cityHandan
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
057150
Yongnian District
Traditional Chinese永年
Simplified Chinese永年
Literal meaningAll Year District
Longevity District
Former names
Yongnian County
Traditional Chinese永年
Simplified Chinese永年
Literal meaningAll Year County
Longevity County
Guangping Prefecture
Traditional Chinese廣平
Simplified Chinese广平
Literal meaningExpansively Pacified Prefecture
Ming Prefecture
Chinese
Literal meaningMing River Prefecture

HistoryEdit

During the middle ages, the region was known as Ming Prefecture and administered from Mingzhou, now known as Guangfu. Guangfu continued to serve as the local seat of government when Ming Prefecture first became Guangping Prefecture and then Yongnian County. The area's population was about 220,000 in 1491;[1] 1,225,408 in 1820; 1,101,876 in 1883; and 1,734,036 in 1946.[2]

Administrative Divisions[3]Edit

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BibliographyEdit

  • Bielenstein, Hans (1987), Chinese Historical Demography, AD 2–1982, Bulletin, No. 59, Östasiatiska Museet. * Rozman, Gilbert (1982), Population and Marketing Settlements in Ch'ing China, Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, ISBN 9780521235563.