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Prefecture-level city
Foguang Temple in Wutai County
Location of Xinzhou City jurisdiction in Shanxi
Location of Xinzhou City jurisdiction in Shanxi
Xinzhou is located in Shanxi
Location of the city centre in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°25′N 112°44′E / 38.417°N 112.733°E / 38.417; 112.733Coordinates: 38°25′N 112°44′E / 38.417°N 112.733°E / 38.417; 112.733
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
County-level divisions 14
City seat Xinfu
 • Type Prefecture-level city
 • CPC Xinzhou Secretary Li Junming (李俊明)
 • Mayor Zheng Liansheng (郑连生)
 • Prefecture-level city 25,180 km2 (9,720 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,973 km2 (762 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 3,067,501
 • Density 120/km2 (320/sq mi)
 • Urban 544,682
 • Urban density 280/km2 (720/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 034000
Area code(s) 0350
ISO 3166 code CN-SX-09
Licence plates 晋H
Administrative division code 140900
Chinese 忻州

Xinzhou is a prefecture-level city occupying the north-central section of Shanxi Province in the People's Republic of China, bordering Hebei to the east, Shaanxi to the west, and Inner Mongolia to the northwest.

Administrative divisions

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Xinfu District 忻府区 Xīnfǔ Qū 510,000 1,954 261
2 Yuanping City 原平市 Yuánpíng Shì 470,000 2,571 183
3 Dingxiang County 定襄县 Dìngxiāng Xiàn 210,000 864 243
4 Wutai County 五台县 Wǔtái Xiàn 310,000 2,968 104
5 Dai County 代县 Dài Xiàn 200,000 1,720 116
6 Fanshi County 繁峙县 Fánshì Xiàn 240,000 2,369 101
7 Ningwu County 宁武县 Níngwǔ Xiàn 160,000 1,966 81
8 Jingle County 静乐县 Jìnglè Xiàn 160,000 2,063 78
9 Shenchi County 神池县 Shénchí Xiàn 100,000 1,456 69
10 Wuzhai County 五寨县 Wǔzhài Xiàn 100,000 1,379 73
11 Kelan County 岢岚县 Kělán Xiàn 80,000 1,980 40
12 Hequ County 河曲县 Héqǔ Xiàn 140,000 1,327 106
13 Baode County 保德县 Bǎodé Xiàn 150,000 981 153
14 Pianguan County 偏关县 Piānguān Xiàn 110,000 1,682 65


Dai County is home to the AAAAA-rated Yanmen Pass, a mountain pass hosting a major fortification along the Great Wall.


Xinzhou has numerous public high schools. And Xin Zhou Yi Zhong Xue (Xin Zhou Number One High School), is considered the most prestigious public high school in this region.

Another public high school of interest is the nearby laboratory high school. It functions as an extension of the Xin Zhou Normal University.The third famous high school is the Xin Zhou Shi Yan Zhong Xue (Xin Zhou Experimental High School). This school was initiated as a public-private partnership. The school is partially funded by the Chinese government, follows national educational standards, and maintains close ties (and even joint faculty) with Xin Zhou Yi Zhong Xue; however, it maintains a greater independence from the government than traditional public schools. The experimental school also runs a small primary school program (generally only one classroom per grade level) which is populated almost exclusively by the children of Yi Zhong Xue and Shi Yan Zhong Xue teachers.



  1. ^ 2010年忻州市第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 [Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China]. National Bureau of Statistics of China. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 

External links

  • Official website of Xinzhou Government
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