Tan Prefecture (Hunan)

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Tanzhou or Tan Prefecture (潭州) was a zhou (prefecture) in imperial China centering on modern Changsha, Hunan, China. In the Yuan dynasty it was known as Tanzhou Route (潭州路) and in the Ming dynasty as Tanzhou Prefecture (潭州府). It existed (intermittently) from 589 to 1372.


The administrative region of Tanzhou in the Tang dynasty falls within modern eastern Hunan, it probably includes modern:


  • Shi Weile, ed. (2005). Zhongguo Lishi Diming Da Cidian (中国历史地名大词典) [Large Dictionary of Chinese Historical Place Names] (in Chinese). China Social Sciences Press. p. 2883. ISBN 7-5004-4929-1.