Xinyi, Jiangsu


Location in Xuzhou
Location in Xuzhou
Xinyi is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 34°17′10″N118°21′18″E / 34.286°N 118.355°E / 34.286; 118.355Coordinates: 34°17′10″N118°21′18″E / 34.286°N 118.355°E / 34.286; 118.355
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Xuzhou
 • Total 1,571 km2 (607 sq mi)
 (2016, civil affairs bureau's statistics[citation needed])
 • Total 1,126,600
 • Density 720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Xinyi (Chinese: 新沂; pinyin: Xīnyí; Wade–Giles: Hsin-i; literally: 'New Yi [River]') is a county-level city under the administration of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China. It borders the prefecture-level cities of Linyi (Shandong) to the north, Lianyungang to the northeast, and Suqian to the east and south.

History [ edit ]

The archaeological site of Huating, located in the southwestern part, was inhabited as long as 5,000 years ago. During the Zhou dynasty, its southern territory was dominated by a minor state: Zhongwu, which was variously annexed to Wu, Yue and Chu.[1] Two counties designated Siwu and Jianlin were established in its southern part and northern part in the West Han, both counties were dissolved during the Southern and Northern dynasties, and the major region was administrated by Suqian.[2][3] The borders among then Suqian, Shuyang, Donghai along with Pizhou were merged and became a separated county in 1949. It named after the seat, Xin'an (新安) town, but was renamed Xinyi, a river flowing through its area, in 1952, because of its namesake in Henan.[4][5] The county was converted to a county-level city in 1990.

Transport [ edit ]

Xinyi is a railway junction on the Longhai Railway. It is the southern terminus of the Jiaozhou–Xinyi railway and the northern terminus of the Xinyi-Changxing Railway.

Sister Cities [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

Citations [ edit ]

  1. ^ Tan (1996), pp. 661.
  2. ^ Tan (1996), pp. 270.
  3. ^ Tan (1996), pp. 590.
  4. ^ Jiangsu Provincial Chorographies: Toponymy Chorography. Nanjing: Jiangsu People's Press. 2003. ISBN 7-214-03563-4.
  5. ^ Jiangsu Provincial Chorographies: Geography Chorography. Nanjing: Jiangsu Guji Press. 1999. ISBN 7-80643-266-3.
  6. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 7, 2011. Retrieved January 26, 2010. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  7. ^ "Archived copy"(PDF). Archived from the original(PDF) on June 20, 2010. Retrieved August 22, 2010. CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)

Bibliography [ edit ]

  • Tan, Qixiang (1996). The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese history,Volume on Historical Geography. ISBN 7-5326-0299-0.
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