Suining County, Jiangsu

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Suining County
睢宁县
County
Location in Xuzhou
Location in Xuzhou
Suining is located in Jiangsu
Suining
Suining
Location of the seat in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 33°56′28″N 117°51′11″E / 33.941°N 117.853°E / 33.941; 117.853Coordinates: 33°56′28″N 117°51′11″E / 33.941°N 117.853°E / 33.941; 117.853
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Xuzhou
Area
 • Total 1,767 km2 (682 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 1,442,800
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website www.cnsn.gov.cn

Suining County (simplified Chinese: 睢宁县; traditional Chinese: 睢寧縣; pinyin: Suīníng Xiàn; Wade–Giles: Sui-ning) is under the administration of Xuzhou, Jiangsu province, China; it is the southernmost county-level division of Xuzhou and borders the prefecture-level cities of Suqian to the east and Suzhou of Anhui to the south and west.

History[edit]

Suining basically was a part of former Suiling (睢陵) county by the Han. The seat of the Suiling was relocated to present-day Suining druing the Three Kingdoms,[1] and Suiling was merged into Suqian later. In 1218, it became a separate county seated at the old walled city of Suqian,[2] and named "Suining" (literally: Bring peace to the Sui basin).[3] The county was defunct in early Yuan, but restored in 1275. It was under Pizhou of Huai'an until Pizhou became a part of Xuzhou in 1733.

The ancient city Xiapi, where Pizhou used to seated is located in Gupi (古邳) Town.[3]

Administration[edit]

The county is divided into 19 township-level divisions, for 3 subdistricts: Suicheng, Suihe, Jincheng, and 16 towns: Yaoji, Qiuji, Wangji, Weiji, Lanshan, Qing'an, Guanshan, Taoyuan, Gupi, Liangji, Shuanggou, Lingcheng, Shaji, Liji, Gaozuo.

Education[edit]

  • Suining Senior High School
  • Wenhua Middle School
  • Ninghai Middle School
  • Jinghua Middle School
  • Shuren Middle School
  • Liji Middle School

Transport[edit]

Xuzhou Guanyin Airport is located in Shuanggou Town.

There will be two stations were built in Suining alongside the Xuzhou–Suqian–Huai'an–Yancheng High-Speed Railway.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ 中国历史大辞典·历史地理卷 [The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese history, Volume on Historical Geography] (in Chinese). Shanghai Cishu Press. 1996. p. 944. ISBN 7-5326-0299-0. 
  2. ^ Gu, Zuyu. 讀史方輿紀要 [Essentials of Geography for Reading History]. 22. 睢寧縣,州南六十里。西北至徐州二百里,西至宿州二百四十里,東南至泗州二百里。本宿遷縣地。金興定三年,以宿遷縣之古城置睢寧縣 
  3. ^ a b 江苏市县概况 [A Survey of Cities and Counties in Jiangsu] (in Chinese). pp. 123–6. ISBN 978-7-55-373496-5. 
  4. ^ “十三五”期间徐州市将新建高铁241公里. Jiangsu Provincial People's Government (in Chinese). [dead link]