Pu County

Pu County

Pu County in Linfen
Pu County in Linfen
Linfen in Shanxi
Linfen in Shanxi
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Linfen
 • Total 1,508 km2 (582 sq mi)
 • Total 100,000
 • Density 66/km2 (170/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Pu County
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Cattail   County

Pu County, also known by its Chinese name Puxian, is a rural county in the southwest of Shanxi province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Linfen; bordering county-level divisions are Yaodu District (the urban area of Linfen) to the southeast, Ji County to the southwest, Daning County to the west, Xi County to the north, Fenxi County to the northeast, and Hongtong County to the east.

History [ edit ]

During the Spring and Autumn Period of Chinese history, the city of Pu and its hinterland were the appendage of the Jin prince Ji Chong'er before the Rong beauty Li Ji successfully schemed to drive him from the country in 655 BC and to place her own son into succession for the duchy. Pu would have also been a home to the famous courtiers like Jie Zhitui who followed Ji Chong'er into his exile. Their court was later imposed on Jin by a Qin army in 636 BC, with Ji Chong'er as the state's Wen Duke.

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Coordinates: 36°24′47″N111°05′55″E / 36.41306°N 111.09861°E / 36.41306; 111.09861

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