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Hancheng
Hancheng
(Chinese: 韩城; pinyin: Hánchéng) is a city in Shaanxi Province, People's Republic of China, about 125 miles northeast of Xi'an, at the point where the south-flowing Yellow River
Yellow River
enters the Guanzhong Plain. It is a renowned historic city, containing numerous historic mansions and streets as well as over 140 protected historical sites that range from the Tang to the Qing
Qing
dynasties. As of 2005, it has a population of around 385,000 people.

Contents

1 History 2 Economy 3 Culture 4 External links

History[edit]

Brown-glazed Jar with Design of Three Fish. Yuan Dynasty, 1271-1368 CE. Excavated from Hancheng
Hancheng
City

In ancient times, Yu the Great
Yu the Great
bored a tunnel in the nearby Mount Longmen (Dragon Gate Mountain) to alleviate the frequent flooding that occurred in the area, which led to the area being called Dragon Gate (龍門). During the Western Zhou
Western Zhou
Dynasty, the area was bestowed on the Han Marquises. During the Spring and Autumn period, the area was under the administration of the State of Jin and became known as Hanyuan (韓原) or "Land of the Hans." In the Warring States period, the area belonged to the State of Wei
State of Wei
and was called Shaoliang (少梁). Towards the end of the Warring States Period, the State of Qin conquered and designated the area as Xiayang County (夏阳县). In the Sui Dynasty, the area received its present name of Hancheng. In 1983, Hancheng
Hancheng
County became Hancheng
Hancheng
City. In 1986, the city was named a National Historic and Cultural City (国家历史文化名城) and, in 2007, was added to the list of Prime Tourist Cities of China (中国优秀旅游城市). Economy[edit] Hancheng
Hancheng
has the biggest power plant in western China, generating over 2,400,000 kW. Culture[edit] The famed Chinese historian Sima Qian
Sima Qian
was born in Hancheng
Hancheng
in the Han Dynasty and buried nearby. External links[edit]

Hancheng
Hancheng
government website (in Chinese) Famous historical names from 韓城 : 清朝第一位陕西籍状元王杰 (in Chinese)

v t e

Prefecture-level city
Prefecture-level city
of Weinan

Districts

Linwei Huazhou

Cities

Hancheng Huayin

Counties

Baishui Chengcheng Dali Fuping Heyang Pucheng Tongguan

Landmarks

Mount Hua Tong Pass Heyang Qiachuan National Park Grave and Ancestral Temple of Sima Qian Xiyue Temple Fawang Temple

Culture & demographics

People Qinqiang
Qinqiang
Opera Crystal cake

Education

Weinan
Weinan
Normal University

Economy

Weinan
Weinan
Hi-Tech Industries Development Zone

Transport

Weinan
Weinan
railway station Weinan
Weinan
North railway station Huashan North railway station Dali railway station Weinan
Weinan
Weihe Grand Bridge China
China
National Highway 108 China
China
National Highway 310 G5 Expressway G30 Expressway

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Shaanxi
Province

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Xi'an
(capital)

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Hancheng
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