Yanggao County

Yanggao County


Yanggao is located in Shanxi
Location of the seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 40°21′40″N113°44′56″E / 40.361°N 113.749°E / 40.361; 113.749Coordinates: 40°21′40″N113°44′56″E / 40.361°N 113.749°E / 40.361; 113.749
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Datong
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Yanggao County
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Sunny Heights County

Yang-Heights County
Former names

Yanggao County is a county in the northeast of Shanxi province, China, bordering Inner Mongolia to the northwest and Hebei province to the east. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Datong.

History [ edit ]

Yanggao was formerly known as Gaoliu. Under the Qin and Western Han, it was part of Dai Commandery. Under the Eastern Han, it served as the prefectural seat, although lost this status to Daixian (near present-day Yuzhou in Hebei) during the Three Kingdoms Period.[1]

See also [ edit ]

References [ edit ]

Citations [ edit ]

  1. ^ Xiong (2009), s.v. "Daijun".

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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