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Binzhou

Binzhou
Administration
Full nameBinzhou
Official name滨州市
Native name滨州
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShandong
County-level divisions7
Government
City seatBincheng District
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CPC SecretarySun Dehan (孙德汉)
MayorAn Shiyin (安世银)
Geography
Total Area3645.6 sq mi (9444.65 km2)
Demography
Total Population3661500
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code543
License Plate Prefix鲁M

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Binzhou ( ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River with two arms extended to the southern bank, Binzhou borders the provincial capital of Jinan to the southwest, Dezhou to the west, Zibo to the south, Dongying to the east, and the province of Hebei to the north. The city also has a short coastline bordering the Bohai Bay.

Humans have been living in the area around Binzhou since the Neolithic era. It was called “Pugu country” in the Shang Dynasty, and was a county in the Qin Dynasty. It was first called Binzhou in era of the Five Dynasties because it borders the Bohai Sea. Nowadays, it has more than 3.7 million inhabitants. The major Industries are based on oil, chemicals and textiles.


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