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Pizhou
Pizhou
(Chinese: 邳州; pinyin: Pīzhōu) is a county-level city under the administration of Xuzhou, Jiangsu
Jiangsu
province, China. As of 2006 it had a population of 163,000; it borders the Shandong prefecture-level cities of Linyi
Linyi
to the northeast and Zaozhuang
Zaozhuang
to the northwest.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 References 4 External links

History[edit] The city was formerly called Pi County (邳县; 邳縣), and before that, Xiapi (下邳) which was at one time the capital of the Zhou Dynasty (1046–256 BCE) vassal State of Pi. During the Han Dynasty (206 BCE–220 CE), Pi was a famous city. At the time of the Three Kingdoms Period, the city is known for the battle between Lü Bu
Lü Bu
and Cao Cao
Cao Cao
fought there. It is the location Lü Bu
Lü Bu
retreated to when under siege by Cao Cao
Cao Cao
at Xiaopei. He first moved his family there and then he himself after being advised by Chen Gong. It was here that Lü Bu was ultimately defeated at the Battle of Xiapi. During World War II, the Battle of Taierzhuang
Battle of Taierzhuang
took place in Tengzhou. In the Chinese Civil War, it was the scene of the Huaihai Campaign. The area is relatively impoverished when compared to the rest of Jiangsu
Jiangsu
Province. In October 2007, when its party secretary Li Lianyu returned as a delegate from the 17th Party Congress, the entire city was mobilized to greet him in an unprecedented display,[1][2] drawing immense criticism. Geography[edit] Pizhou
Pizhou
lies to the northeast of Xuzhou
Xuzhou
City at the intersection of the Grand Canal and Longhai Railway. To the north of Pizhou, there is the well-known Tai'erzhuang District of Zaozhuang
Zaozhuang
City, Shandong
Shandong
Province. Pizhou
Pizhou
City is home to the longest Dawn redwood Metasequoia glyptostroboides avenue in the world. The avenue is approximately 60 km long with over one million trees.[3][4] References[edit]

^ 华南虎照片之假与书记荣归场面之真 Archived 2016-03-03 at the Wayback Machine. ^ 江苏一市委书记组织数千人欢迎自己17大“载誉归来”(组图) ^ The Creation of the Longest Avenue in The World, Arboricultural Journal: The International Journal of Urban Forestry, 2013. ^ The Longest Avenue, The Horticulturalist: The Journal of the Institute of Horticulture, 2013.

External links[edit]

Pizhou
Pizhou
City English guide (Jiangsu.NET)

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