Qishan County

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Qishan County
岐山县
County
Qishan in Baoji
Qishan in Baoji
Baoji in Shaanxi
Baoji in Shaanxi
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShaanxi
Prefecture-level cityBaoji
Population (1999)[citation needed]
 • Total450,826
Time zoneUTC+8 (China standard time)
Postal code722400

Qishan County (Chinese: 岐山县; pinyin: Qíshān Xiàn) is a county in the west of Shaanxi province, China, under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Baoji. It was the site of Zhouyuan (Chinese: 周原; pinyin: Zhōuyuán), the first capital of the Zhou Dynasty (1066–256 BCE). Historically, the site was also known as Qiyi (岐邑) or Qishan (岐山). It is located in Fengchu township on the Weishui River to the south of Mt. Qi.[1][2] Many Zhou-era artifacts including bronzeware have been found here. These are now housed in a museum on the site.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ministry of Culture, P.R.China (2003). "Zhouyuan Site". Retrieved 15 July 2009.
  2. ^ Du, Jinpeng (2010). "A Typological Study of the Palace Buildings at Zhouyuan and Related Issues" (PDF). Chinese Archaeology. 10 (1): 164–171. doi:10.1515/char.2010.10.1.164.

Coordinates: 34°24′41″N 107°41′59″E / 34.41139°N 107.69972°E / 34.41139; 107.69972