Dongming County

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Dongming County
Dongming is located in Shandong
Location of the seat in Shandong
Coordinates: 35°17′N 115°05′E / 35.283°N 115.083°E / 35.283; 115.083Coordinates: 35°17′N 115°05′E / 35.283°N 115.083°E / 35.283; 115.083
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Heze
Elevation 60 m (197 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Dongming County
Traditional Chinese 東明
Simplified Chinese 东明
Literal meaning eastern brightness

Dongming County in Heze Prefecture is the westernmost county of Shandong Province in the People's Republic of China. It borders Henan Province to the west across the Yellow River. Dongming County had a population of 677,563 in 1999.


Most of Dongming County formerly formed part of Yuanqu County, which was abolished in the 12th century after a Yellow River flood destroyed its county seat. Within Yuanqu County, the town of Zhuzao (煮栆, Zhǔzǎochéng) was located within present-day Dongming County.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Dongming County includes 7 towns, 6villages, 1 provincial economic and technical development zone, and 389 administrative villages.


The population in 1999 was 677,563.[1]


  1. ^ National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS

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