Handan is a prefecture-level city located in the southwest of Hebei province, China. The southernmost prefecture-level city of the province, it borders Xingtai on the north, and the provinces of Shanxi on the west, Henan on the south and Shandong on the east. At the 2010 census, its population was 9,174,683 inhabitants whom 2,845,790 lived in the built-up (or metro) area made of 3 urban districts, Handan and Yangyan counties, and Shahe City in Xintai municipality, largely being conurbated now.
Linzhang County (simplified Chinese: 临漳县; traditional Chinese: 臨漳縣; pinyin: Línzhāng Xiàn) is a county of far southern Hebei province, China, named after the Zhang River within its borders. It is under the administration of Handan City, and, as of 2004, it had a population of 590,000 residing in an area of 744 km2 (287 sq mi).