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Zhong County

忠县
Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
Location of Zhong County in Chongqing
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MunicipalityChongqing
Area
 • Total2,184 km2 (843 sq mi)
Population
(2010)
 • Total751,400
 • Density340/km2 (890/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Zhong County or Zhongxian (simplified Chinese: 忠县; traditional Chinese: 忠縣; pinyin: Zhōng Xiàn) is a county of Chongqing Municipality, China.

The Shibaozhai Temple, which is endangered by the rising waters caused by the Three Gorges Dam, is located there.

Zhong County has two Yangtze River crossings: the Zhongxian Yangtze River Bridge and Zhongzhou Yangtze River Bridge.

History[edit]

Linjiang County (临江县) was established under Ba Commandery (巴郡) in Han Dynasty. In Western Wei, Lin Prefecture (临州, Linzhou) was established, with Linjiang as its seat. In Tang Dynasty, it was renamed as Zhong Prefecture (忠州, Zhongzhou, literally "loyal prefecture"). In 1913, Zhongzhou was replaced by Zhong County.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "忠县县情". Zhong County Government. Retrieved 20 February 2019.

External links[edit]

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