Cao Prefecture

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Caozhou or Cao Prefecture (曹州) was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China centering on modern Heze or Cao County in Shandong, China. It existed (intermittently) from the 6th century to 1913.

Geography[edit]

Under the Sui, Cao Prefecture included Yuanqu County; the administrative region of Caozhou in the Tang dynasty is in the border region of modern southwestern Shandong and eastern Henan. It probably includes parts of modern:

References[edit]

  • Shi Weile, ed. (2005). Zhongguo Lishi Diming Da Cidian (中国历史地名大词典) [Large Dictionary of Chinese Historical Place Names] (in Chinese). China Social Sciences Press. p. 2326. ISBN 7-5004-4929-1.