Temple for the God of Medicine
Location in Baoding
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• County-level city||485.1 km2 (187.3 sq mi)|
|• Urban||81.00 km2 (31.27 sq mi)|
|Elevation||33 m (107 ft)|
|• County-level city||415,000|
|• Density||860/km2 (2,200/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Anguo (simplified Chinese: 安国; traditional Chinese: 安國; pinyin: Ānguó), nicknamed "Medicine Capital" (药都), is a county-level city under the administration of and 52 kilometres (32 mi) south of Baoding, central Hebei province, China.
It has a provincially protected Temple of the God of Medicine (藥王廟) established around 100.
In premodern China, Anguo was Qizhou (Chinese: 祁州; pinyin: Qízhōu). In 1991, Anguo was changed from county into a city. The city governs 20 town-level entities in 486 km2 (188 sq mi), of which the centrally placed Yaocheng (药城; Yàochéng) is the municipal seat. The Chinese playwright Guan Hanqing was born here.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
- Qizhouyaoshi Subdistrict (祁州药市街道)
- Mingguandian Township (明官店乡), Nanloudi Township (南娄底乡), Xi'anguocheng Township (西安国城乡), Beiduancun Township (北段村乡)
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- Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 46. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
- 安国市-行政区划网. XZQH.
- 药都安国 (Anguo, the Medicine Capital). Municipal government website, in Simplified Chinese
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