For other uses, see Dengzhou (disambiguation).
County-level city

Location in China

Coordinates: 32°43′8.88″N 112°5′2.01″E / 32.7191333°N 112.0838917°E / 32.7191333; 112.0838917Coordinates: 32°43′8.88″N 112°5′2.01″E / 32.7191333°N 112.0838917°E / 32.7191333; 112.0838917
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Prefecture Nanyang
  County-level city 2,294 km2 (886 sq mi)
  Urban 35 km2 (14 sq mi)
Population (2005)
  County-level city 1,500,000
  Density 650/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
  Urban 300,000
  Urban density 8,600/km2 (22,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 474170
Area code(s) 0377

Dengzhou (simplified Chinese: 邓州; traditional Chinese: 鄧州; pinyin: Dèngzhōu), formerly Deng County (邓县), is a city in Nanyang, Henan, China. it has an area of 2,294 km² and a population of 1,500,000.[1] The urban area is 35 km², and the urban population is 300,000.[2] 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. Historically well known celebrities include: Zhang Zhongjing (ancient Chinese medicine practitioner with superb skills), Han Yu (great poet), Kou Zhun (most respected senator of Song dynasty), Fan Zhongyan (great writer), Yao Xueyin (modern writer), Zhou Daxin (modern writer) etc.


Dengzhou's economy is largely based on the production of agricultural products. Farmers grow crops such as wheat, cotton, maize, sesame, peanuts, yellow beans, peppers and tobacco.

The city's primary industries include cigarette-packing, food processing and sculpture.



Lan Xiu Ting (Pavilion with picturesque view), Pagoda of Fu Sheng, relics of ancient city wall and the recently built touring area along the Tuan River.


Dengzhou No.1 High School is the most popular high school of the city. Nanyang No.4 Teachers College is the only college of the city licensed to issue certified educational diplomas to students.


  1. "Profile of Dengzhou" (in Chinese). Archived from the original on 2008-03-14. Retrieved 2008-05-29.
  2. "Profile of Dengzhou" (in Chinese). Official website of Dengzhou Government. Archived from the original on June 8, 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-29.

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