Qishan County

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Qishan County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 岐山縣
 • Simplified 岐山县
 • Pinyin Qíshān Xiàn
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture-level city Baoji
Population (1999)
 • Total 450,826
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)
Postal code 722400

Qishan County (Chinese: 岐山县; pinyin: Qíshān Xiàn) is a county of Baoji, Shaanxi, China. 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.


  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