Xia County

Xia County

Location in Yuncheng
Location in Yuncheng
Xiaxian is located in Shanxi
Location of the seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°08′18″N111°13′15″E / 35.13833°N 111.22083°E / 35.13833; 111.22083Coordinates: 35°08′18″N111°13′15″E / 35.13833°N 111.22083°E / 35.13833; 111.22083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Yuncheng
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Xia County or Xiaxian (simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: 夏縣; pinyin: Xià Xiàn) is a county in the southwest of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan province to the southeast. It is under the jurisdiction of Yuncheng City.

History [ edit ]

It was originally named Anyi city (安邑; "peaceful district" Middle Chinese: Anyip city) in ancient China, and served as the previous capitals of the Xia Dynasty and the Wei kingdom.

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