Fuping County, Hebei

Fuping County

Location in Hebei

Coordinates: 38°51′N 114°12′E / 38.850°N 114.200°E / 38.850; 114.200Coordinates: 38°51′N 114°12′E / 38.850°N 114.200°E / 38.850; 114.200
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Baoding
County seat Fuping Town (阜平镇)
  Total 2,497 km2 (964 sq mi)
Elevation 262 m (860 ft)
Population (2006)
  Total 210,000
  Density 84/km2 (220/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 073200

Fuping (Chinese: 阜平; pinyin: Fùpíng) is a county of west-central Hebei province, China, bordering Wutai County, Shanxi to the west. It is under the jurisdiction of Baoding City, and is 93 km (58 mi) north-northwest of Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. As of 2006, it had a population of 210,000 residing in an area of 2,497 km2 (964 sq mi). During December 29 to 30, 2012 there was a nationally televised visit by Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and Chairman of the CPC Central Military Commission, to the villages of Luotuowan and Gujiatai in Longquanguan township[1] which illustrated rural poverty in China. The residents, corn farmers, have an average per capita annual income of $160. Average income for the county as a whole is 2,400 yuan ($390).[1] Following the telecast there was a generous outpouring of aid by the Chinese public to the village. The government has pledged $40 million to Luotuowan and other villages in Fuping County.[2]

Civil war

Fuping County was a revolutionary base during the Chinese Civil War.[1]

Administrative divisions

There are 5 towns and 8 townships under the county's administration.[3]





  1. 1 2 3 "Xi Jinping calls for aid to poorest areas". Global Times. Xinhua. December 31, 2012. Retrieved January 28, 2013.
  2. "Leader's Visit Lifts a Village, Yet Lays Bare China's Woes". The New York Times. January 26, 2013. Retrieved January 27, 2013.
  3. 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:阜平县 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-18.
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