Dingzhou

Dingzhou

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 in the southwest of Hebei Province in northern China, about halfway between Baoding and Shijiazhuang. As of 2009, Dingzhou had a population of 1.2 million. Dingzhou has 3 subdistricts, 13 towns, 8 townships, and 1 ethnic township.[1] Dingzhou is 196 kilometres (122 mi) southwest of Beijing, 68 kilometres (42 mi) northeast of Shijiazhuang.

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