Wenxi County

Wenxi County


Location in Yuncheng
Location in Yuncheng
Wenxi is located in Shanxi
Location of the seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°23′24″N111°18′27″E / 35.39000°N 111.30750°E / 35.39000; 111.30750Coordinates: 35°23′24″N111°18′27″E / 35.39000°N 111.30750°E / 35.39000; 111.30750
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Yuncheng
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Wenxi County (simplified Chinese: 闻喜县; traditional Chinese: 聞喜縣; pinyin: Wénxǐ Xiàn) is a county in southern Shanxi province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture level city of Yuncheng. As of 2002 it had a population of roughly 380,000.

The name Wenxi, which means "hearing the glad news", was used as the county name in 111 BC when Emperor Wu of Han, who on his royal progress at this place, heard Han's decisive victory in the Han–Nanyue War.

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