Dianbai District



Dianbai is located in Guangdong
Location in Guangdong
Coordinates: 21°42′N111°11′E / 21.700°N 111.183°E / 21.700; 111.183Coordinates: 21°42′N111°11′E / 21.700°N 111.183°E / 21.700; 111.183
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
Prefecture-level city Maoming
 • Total 1,855 km2 (716 sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Dianbai District
Simplified Chinese 电白
Traditional Chinese 電白
Postal Tinpak

Dianbai District, alternatelyromanized as Tinpak,[a] is an urban district of the prefecture-level city of Maoming in southwestern Guangdong Province, China.

History [ edit ]

Dianbei Commandery was established in AD 528 under the Liang dynasty. It and the subsequent Dianbei County were organized under Gaozhou Commandery.[2] Under the Qing, Dianbai was one of the major ports of Guangdong. After the Chinese Civil War, it was placed under Maoming and eventually promoted to an urban district. Dianbai absorbed Maoming's former Maogang District on 23 February 2014.

Climate [ edit ]

Notes [ edit ]

  1. ^ The Postal Map romanization reflects the local Cantonese pronunciation of the name. It was also formerly romanized as Teen-pih[1] and Teën-pih.[2]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Encyclopædia Britannica, 9th ed. (1878), Vol. V, "China".
  2. ^ a b Gützlaff, Charles, China Opened, p. 527.

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