Jia County, Shaanxi

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Jia County
佳县
County
Jia County in Yulin
Jia County in Yulin
Yulin in Shaanxi
Yulin in Shaanxi
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Yulin
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)
Jia County
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Beautiful County
Former names
Jiazhou
Chinese
Literal meaning Reed Prefecture
Jiaxian
Traditional Chinese
Simplified Chinese
Literal meaning Reed County

Jia County, also known by its Chinese name Jiaxian, is a county in Yulin City, in the north of Shaanxi province, China, bordering Shanxi province across the Yellow River to the east.

History[edit]

A map of "Kia-tcheou" from Du Halde's 1735 Description of China, based on accounts by Jesuit missionaries

The seat of Jia County was formerly known as Jiazhou when it was the seat of a prefecture during imperial times.

References[edit]

Coordinates: 38°04′39″N 110°16′27″E / 38.07750°N 110.27417°E / 38.07750; 110.27417