Yuzhou, Henan


Yuzhou in Xuchang
Yuzhou in Xuchang
Yuzhou is located in Henan
Location in Henan
Coordinates: 34°08′31″N113°29′20″E / 34.142°N 113.489°E / 34.142; 113.489Coordinates: 34°08′31″N113°29′20″E / 34.142°N 113.489°E / 34.142; 113.489
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture-level city Xuchang
Established Date 25 June 1998
 • Party Secretary Wang Hongwu
 • Mayor Fan Xiaodong
 • Total 1.30 million2,015
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s) 0374

Yuzhou (Chinese: 禹州; pinyin: Yǔzhōu; Wade–Giles: Yü-chou) is a county-level city in the central part of Henan province, People's Republic of China. It occupies the northwest corner of the prefecture-level city of Xuchang. The Xia Dynasty established the capital in Yuzhou, and Yuzhou was named for Yu the Great.[1] There is a statue for Yu the Great (大禹像) in Yuzhou, and it is the symbol of the city.

The most famous specialty of Yuzhou is the "Jun-porcelain (钧瓷)" in the town of Shenhou [zh] (神垕镇), together with the "Ru ()", "Guan ()", "Ge ()", "Ding ()" porcelain,they were called five famous porcelain in the Northern Song Dynasty.

Also,Yuzhou is the main distribution center of Chinese herbal medicine in history. The Medicine King "Sun Simiao (孙思邈)", who has been a doctor here for a long time in Tang Dynasty.

For now, it was named the first historical and cultural city in Henan Province in 1989.[2] In 2011, it was named "China Ceramics Historical and Cultural City",and in 2018, it was named "National Health City" by the National Aiwei Office.[3][4]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ 中国禹州网. 大禹与夏禹文化. Retrieved 2017-12-17.
  2. ^ 本刊编辑部 (1989). 河南省公布首批省级历史文化名城. 中原文物杂志 (04期).
  3. ^ 全国爱卫办. 全国爱卫办关于拟命名国家卫生城市(区)名单的公示. Retrieved 2018-02-12.
  4. ^ 全国爱国卫生运动委员会. 全国爱卫会关于命名国家卫生城市(区)的决定. Retrieved 2018-03-24. External link in |website= (help)

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