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DINGZHOU (Chinese : 定州; pinyin : Dìngzhōu), formerly DINGXIAN (simplified Chinese : 定县; traditional Chinese : 定縣; pinyin : Dìngxiàn postal : Tingsien) is a county-level city with sub-prefecture-level city status, located under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Baoding
Baoding
in the southwest of Hebei Province in northern China
China
, about halfway between Baoding
Baoding
and Shijiazhuang
Shijiazhuang
. As of 2009, Dingzhou
Dingzhou
had a population of 1.2 million. Dingzhou
Dingzhou
has 3 subdistricts , 13 towns, 8 townships, and 1 ethnic township. Dingzhou
Dingzhou
is 196 kilometres (122 mi) southwest of Beijing
Beijing
, 68 kilometres (42 mi) northeast of Shijiazhuang.

CONTENTS

* 1 History * 2 Administrative Divisions

* 3 Transportation

* 3.1 Railroads * 3.2 Highways

* 4 Places of interest * 5 References * 6 External links

HISTORY

China's tallest pre-modern pagoda, the 84-metre-tall (276 ft) Liaodi Pagoda , is located here, built in 1055 during the Song Dynasty
Song Dynasty
. In 1973 a tomb was excavated about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of Dingzhou
Dingzhou
dating to 55 BCE and containing several fragments of Chinese literary works, including an early manuscript of the Analects
Analects
of Confucius
Confucius
, a manuscript of a Daoist
Daoist
work known as Wenzi and fragments of the military treatise Liu tao .

From 1926 to 1937, the county was the site of the National Association of Mass Education Movement 's Ting Hsien Experiment of the Rural Reconstruction Movement . In the 1990s the New Rural Reconstruction Movement maintained a training and outreach center.

ADMINISTRATIVE DIVISIONS

Towns:

* Qingfengdian (清风店镇), Dongting (东亭镇), Liqingu (李亲顾镇), Mingyuedian (明月店镇), Daxinzhuang (大辛庄镇), Xingyi (邢邑镇), Zhuanlu (砖路镇), Liuzao (留早镇), Pangcun (庞村镇), Gaopeng (高蓬镇), Ziwei (子位镇), Dingningdian (叮咛店镇), Dongwang (东旺镇), Kaiyuan (开元镇)

Townships:

* Dongliuchun Township (东留春乡), Zhoucun Township (周村乡), Daluzhuang Township (大鹿庄乡), Yangjiazhuang Township (杨家庄乡], Zhaocun Township (赵村乡), Xicheng Township (西城乡), Xizhong Township (息塚乡), Haotouzhuang Hui Ethnic Township (号头庄回族乡)

TRANSPORTATION

Dingzhou
Dingzhou
is one of the transportation hubs in North China
China
.

RAILROADS

* Jingguang railway : Dingzhou
Dingzhou
Railway Station * Jingshi Passenger Railway : Dingzhou East Railway Station * Shuohuang Railway : Dingzhou
Dingzhou
South Railway Station

HIGHWAYS

* Jingshi Expressway * China
China
National Highway 107

PLACES OF INTEREST

* Liaodi Pagoda : The tallest existing pre-modern Chinese pagoda * Dingzhou
Dingzhou
Confucius
Confucius
Temple : A well-preserved Confucius
Confucius
temple in Hebei

REFERENCES

* Sidney D. Gamble , Foreword by Y.C. James Yen. Field work directed by Franklin Ching-han Lee. Ting Hsien, a North China
China
Rural Community (New York: International Secretariat Institute of Pacific Relations, 1954; rpr Stanford University Press, 1968). xxv, 472p. 54009009. Sociological survey conducted in the 1920s and early 1930s.

EXTERNAL LINKS

* ^ A B 定州市-行政区网

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