Hanzhong


Hanzhong

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Hanzhong (zh-stpw |s=汉中 |t=漢中 |p=Hànzhōng |w=Hanchung) is a city in Shaanxi province, in central China. Population (2004): approx. 3.7million.

History

The city was formerly called Nanzheng. It formed the center of the Han Principality. The latter was assigned to Liu Bang by Xiang Yu after the fall of Qin, during the 18 Kingdoms interregnum preceding the establishment of the Han Empire by Liu. During the Three Kingdoms Period Hanzhong, as a border city between the kingdoms of Wei and Shu, had considerable strategic importance, but only from the Wei side of the city.

Geography

Hanzhong is located in the southwestern part of the Shaanxi province, in the center of the Hanzhong Basin, on the Han River, near the Sichuan border. Hanzhong lies 500 meters above sea level.

It has an area of 27,246 square kilometers. [zh [http://www.xzqh.org/QUHUA/61sx/07hanzhong.htm Profile of Hanzhong] , visited on May 27, 2008.] Annual mean temperature: 14.3°C.

Economy

Hanzhong is a major agricultural and trade center, with some sawmilling and light industry.

Education

[http://www1.snut.edu.cn/english/index.htm Shaanxi University of Technology]

ights

* Ancient Baoxie Plank Road, also called Baoxie Road or Daogu. It stretches for 120 km from Baocheng County of Hanzhong City in the south to Xieyu Pass in Meixian County in the north.
* Baijiang Platform
* Ancient Hutou Bridge

ee also

* Janssen Pharmaceutica

References

External links

* [http://www.hanzhong.gov.cn/ Hanzhong government website] (in Chinese)


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