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Qishan County

Qishan County
County
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Traditional 岐山縣
 • Simplified 岐山县
 • Pinyin Qíshān Xiàn
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture 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] Many Zhou-era artifacts included bronzeware have been found here. These are now housed in a museum on the site.

Notes

  1. ^ Ministry of Culture, 2003

References

  • Ministry of Culture, P.R.China (2003). "Zhouyuan Site". Retrieved 2009. 

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