Tianyang County

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Tianyang County

田阳县 · Denzyangz Yen · Hen Denzyangz
Tianyang is located in Guangxi
Tianyang
Tianyang
Location of the seat in Guangxi
Coordinates: 23°44′09″N 106°54′55″E / 23.7357°N 106.9154°E / 23.7357; 106.9154Coordinates: 23°44′09″N 106°54′55″E / 23.7357°N 106.9154°E / 23.7357; 106.9154
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGuangxi
Prefecture-level cityBaise
Township-level divisions7 towns
3 townships
County seatTianzhou (田州镇)
Area
 • Total2,395 km2 (925 sq mi)
Elevation
115 m (377 ft)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total338,300
 • Density140/km2 (370/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitexq.bsyjrb.com/ty/

Tianyang County (simplified Chinese: 田阳县; traditional Chinese: 田陽縣; pinyin: Tiányáng Xiàn, Standard Zhuang: Denzyangz Yen; Youjiang Zhuang: Hen Denzyangz) is a county in western Guangxi, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Baise.

History[edit]

Tianyang County was formed in 1935 by combining Fengyi County (奉议县) and Enyang County (恩阳县) with the county seat in Napo (那坡镇) and in 1954 the county seat was moved to Tianzhou (田州镇).[1] In 1935 the population was 135,071.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

From June 21st 2005, there are 7 towns and 3 townships in the county:[3]

Towns:

Townships:

Demographics[edit]

Tianyang's population was 338,300 in 2010. 90.2% of the people belong to the Zhuang ethnic group,[4] and speak Youjiang Zhuang (Gangjdoj). The rest include Han, Yao, Miao,and other ethnic groups.[5]

Culture and Arts[edit]

In Tianyang there are many tradiditional types of singing not just folk songs, but also Cantonese opera, Colourful Opera (彩调), Zhuang opera, and "Tang Emperor" (唐皇) style.[6]

Transportation[edit]

Apart from road access including the G80 Guangzhou–Kunming Expressway, the county also has rail access via Tianyang Railway Station which is part of the Nanning–Kunming high-speed railway network and air access via Baise Bama Airport.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 田阳县志(概述) http://lib.gxdqw.com/view-c20-1.html retrieved 2018-06-21
  2. ^ 田阳县志(人口数量) http://lib.gxdqw.com/view-c20-373.html retrieved 2018-06-21
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:田阳县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-02.[permanent dead link]
  4. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010/China Statistical Information Network Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-12-13(in Chinese)
  5. ^ Official website of Tianyang Archived 2012-06-05 at the Wayback Machine (in Chinese)
  6. ^ 厉害了!广西田阳县有壮语的Rap 你听过吗?http://gx.sina.com.cn/news/gx/2018-05-27/detail-ihcaqueu7685861.shtml?from=gx_cnxh retrieved 2018-06-20, Chinese article with about one third content translated into English

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