County-level city
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
  Total 623.5 km2 (240.7 sq mi)
Population (1999)
  Total 444,480
  Density 710/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Postal code 454550[1] or 454500[2]
Website https://web.archive.org/web/20080908070242/http://www.qinyang.gov.cn/

Qinyang (simplified Chinese: 沁阳; traditional Chinese: 沁陽; pinyin: Qìnyáng) is a county-level city in Henan province, People's Republic of China. It is administered by the prefecture-level city Jiaozuo. The current population of Qinyang is estimated at 470,000.[3] In 1999, the population stood at 444,480.[4]


Qinyang was known as Yewang (野王) during the Qin Dynasty, changed to Henei (河内) during the Sui, Huaizhou during the Tang, Hwai-king Foo (懷庆府, Huáiqìngfǔ) under the Qing, and received the current name in 1913.


Qinyang which lies in the northwest of Henan Province occupies a total area of 623.5 square kilometers. It was beside the Yellow River in the late 19th century,[5] but the river's floods have since moved it further south. Qinyang is now located along the Zhan (, Zhànhé),[6] a tributary of the Yellow River. A part of the Taihang Mountains called the Shennong Mountain is in the rural area of Qinyang City.


  1. http://baike.baidu.com/view/45375.htm
  2. Postcodes Henan Archived January 24, 2008, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. Lee, Don (May 14, 2007). "CHINA; Putting up money has its privileges; Entrepreneurs in some areas receive perks that make life a little easier.". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved 2008-07-15.
  4. "Quanguo fenxianshi renkou tongji ziliao - 1999 niandu". Zhonghua renmin gongheguo gonganbu. Beijing: Qunzhong chubanshe, 2000.
  5. "China", Encyclopaedia Britannica, 9th ed. 1878.
  6. "" in S. Wells Williams's Syllabic Dictionary, 1896.

Coordinates: 35°5′N 112°56′E / 35.083°N 112.933°E / 35.083; 112.933

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