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Beilin
碑林区
District
Skyline of Beilin
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shaanxi
Sub-provincial city Xi'an
Area
 • Total 23.37 km2 (9.02 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 614,710
 • Density 26,298.54/km2 (68,112.9/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 710001

Beilin District is one of 11 urban districts of the prefecture-level city of Xi'an, the capital of Shaanxi Province, Northwest China. It is named after the well-known Xi'an Stele Forest, and Small Wild Goose Pagoda is also located in the district. The smallest, but most densely populated, of Xi'an's county-level divisions, it borders the districts of Xincheng to the northeast, Yanta to the south, and Lianhu to the northwest.

History

The area around the present district was organized as Xianning County during the Qing Dynasty. At the time, the name was variously spelled Hien-ning, Hsien-ning, and Hsien-ning-hsien.


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