Dengzhou

Dengzhou

Dengzhou (simplified Chinese: 邓州; traditional Chinese: 鄧州; pinyin: Dèngzhōu), formerly Deng County (邓县; 鄧縣; Dèng Xiàn), is a city in Nanyang, Henan, China. It has an area of 2,294 km2 (886 sq mi) and a population of 1,500,000.[3] The urban area is 35 km², and the urban population is 300,000.[4] The city is located in the southwest of Henan province, adjacent to the borders between Henan, Hubei and Shaanxi. It geometrically lies in the center of the triangle of Zhengzhou, Wuhan and Xi'an, with equal distance to any of these three cities. It is a city with a long cultural history in China. Historical figures from Dengzhou include Zhang Zhongjing (ancient Chinese medicine practitioner), Han Yu (poet), Kou Zhun (senator of Song dynasty), Fan Zhongyan (writer), Yao Xueyin (modern writer), and Zhou Daxin (modern writer). As 2012, this city is divided to 3 subdistricts, 13 towns and 11 townships.[5]