(), formerly Jiangzhou
(), lies in the municipal region of Yuncheng
in the province of Shanxi
The county's area is approximately 600 km<sup>2</sup>. It is bordered by Wenxi County
to the east and Jishan County
to the west. Xiangning County
to the northwest, Xiangfen County
to the northeast, and Houma City
to the east are all in Linfen
The Fenhe River
, a major tributary of the Yellow
, flows westward through the county.
Xinjiang's population is 320,000 (2002).The county executive, legislature, and judiciary
are in Longxing Town (龙兴镇), together with the CPC
Until recently, its industry was dominated by the production of handicrafts, including lacquerware, embroidery, and leather goods, as well as the manufacture of drugs.
Xinjiang is known for its folk opera performances.
The county is the home of the Jiangzhou Drum Troupe (山西绛州鼓乐团
, also known as Shanxi Jiangzhou Drum Art Ensemble, 山西绛州鼓乐艺术团), China's most famous traditional percussion ensemble, which was founded in 1987., China Daily
Until the Xinhai Revolution
(辛亥革命, Xinhai Geming
), Xinjiang was known as Jiangzhou (Chinese: 绛州
; pinyin: Jiàngzhōu).