Bazhong is a prefecture-level city in north-eastern Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. Bazhong was made a prefecture-level city in 1993. Its history, however, goes back much further. During the Xia and Shang Dynasties, it was purportedly a vassal territory of the Liang State. In the Spring and Autumn Period, it was called Bazi. In the Qin and Western Han dynasties it was called Ba County. In the Eastern Han Dynasty around the year 100 AD it was changed to Hanchang County. One hundred years later it reverted to Baxi County. Since then, it has usually either been called Liang County or Yi County. Bazhong is located at the southern end of the Daba Mountains, and borders Shaanxi province in the north, Dazhou City to the east, Nanchong to the south, and Guangyuan to the west. Its area is 12,301 square kilometres (4,749 sq mi). The area is mountainous with elevations ranging from 208.
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