Pingyuan County, Shandong

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Pingyuan County

平原县
Pingyuan in Dezhou
Pingyuan in Dezhou
Dezhou in Shandong
Dezhou in Shandong
Coordinates: 37°09′55″N 116°26′03″E / 37.1653°N 116.4341°E / 37.1653; 116.4341Coordinates: 37°09′55″N 116°26′03″E / 37.1653°N 116.4341°E / 37.1653; 116.4341
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShandong
Prefecture-level cityDezhou
Area
 • Total1,050 km2 (410 sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Pingyuan County (simplified Chinese: 平原县; traditional Chinese: 平原縣; pinyin: Píngyuán Xiàn) is a county in the northwest of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by the prefecture-level city of Dezhou. It has an area of 1,050 square kilometres (410 sq mi).

History[edit]

At the end of the Han dynasty, Liu Bei began his political career as prefect of this county. The town was one of the starts for the anti-Western Boxer rebellion.

The population was 437,584 in 1999.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS