Baixiang County

Baixiang County
Baixiang County

Location in Hebei

Coordinates: 37°29′N 114°42′E / 37.483°N 114.700°E / 37.483; 114.700Coordinates: 37°29′N 114°42′E / 37.483°N 114.700°E / 37.483; 114.700
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Xingtai
Township-level divisions 3 towns
3 townships
County seat Baixiang Town (柏乡镇)
  Total 268 km2 (103 sq mi)
Elevation 39 m (128 ft)
  Total 180,000
  Density 670/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 055450
Area code(s) 0319

Baixiang County (simplified Chinese: 柏乡县; traditional Chinese: 柏鄉縣; pinyin: Bǎixiāng Xiàn) is a county of southwestern Hebei province, China. It is under the administration of Xingtai City, with a population of 180,000 residing in an area of 268 km2 (103 sq mi). It lies generally to the east of G4 Beijing–Hong Kong–Macau Expressway and China National Highway 107. The Baixiang County is known as being the former capital of the state of Xiang (襄國) of the Southern Huns state Later Zhao, described in the Fang Xuanling Book of Jin Chapter 104, was located in the territory of the county.[1] It was a place of the 351 CE Battle of Xiangguo between Ran Min's army and Shi Zhi of Later Zhao. After the battle, the Later Zhao general Liu Xian (劉顯) killed Shi Zhi in Xiangguo, the Xiangguo city was burned, and its population moved to Yecheng.

Administrative divisions

The county administers 3 towns and 3 townships.[2]




  1. Taskin V.S., "Materials on history of nomadic tribes in China 3rd-5th cc", Issue 2 "Jie", "Science", Moscow, 1990, p. 43 on, ISBN 5-02-016543-3
  2. 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:柏乡县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-21.

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