Loufan County


Location in Taiyuan
Location in Taiyuan
Loufan is located in Shanxi
Location of the seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°04′07″N111°47′51″E / 38.06861°N 111.79750°E / 38.06861; 111.79750Coordinates: 38°04′07″N111°47′51″E / 38.06861°N 111.79750°E / 38.06861; 111.79750
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Taiyuan
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Loufan County
Traditional Chinese 婁煩
Simplified Chinese 娄烦

Loufan County is a county of Shanxi Province, North China, it is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Taiyuan, the capital of the province. It is the westernmost county-level division of Taiyuan.

Name [ edit ]

Loufan is named for the Loufan tribes of ancient China, who were conquered by the state of Zhao in two campaigns in 306 and 304 BC after the adoption of nomad (Hu) weapons and customs by the Wuling King.

History [ edit ]

Loufan County formed part of Yanmen Commandery under the Qin and Han. Its former seat is now located in Ningwu County[1] in Xinzhou Prefecture.

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Bibliography [ edit ]

  • (in Chinese)
  • Xiong, Victor Cunrui (2009), Historical Dictionary of Medieval China, Historical Dictionaries of Ancient Civilizations and Historical Eras, No. 19, Lanham: Scarecrow Press.

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