Dingzhou is a county-level city in the southwest of Hebei province, People's Republic of China. Dingzhou is administered under Baoding City, about halfway between Baoding and Shijiazhuang and had population of 1,200,000 in 2009. Dingzhou has 3 subdistricts, 13 towns, 8 townships, and 1 autonomous township. Dingzhou is 196 kilometres (122 mi) southwest of Beijing, 68 kilometres (42 mi) northeast of Shijiazhuang. China's tallest pre-modern pagoda, the 84-metre-tall (276 ft) Liaodi Pagoda, is located here, built in 1055 during the Song Dynasty. In 1973 a tomb was excavated about 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) southwest of Dingzhou dating to 55 BCE and containing several fragments of Chinese literary works, including an early manuscript of the Analects of Confucius and a manuscript of a Daoist work known as Wenzi.
Contributions by 188.8.131.52, AC4400, and Xiaoyu of Yuxi.