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Diocese of Xuanhua
Diocese of Xuanhua

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Xuanhua/Süanhwa is a diocese located in the city of Xuanhua in the Ecclesiastical province of Beijing in China.

Xuanhua is an urban district of Zhangjiakou in northwestern Hebei Province, China.

Xuanhua is a very old city with a rich military and agricultural history. Xuanhua was historically the "Gateway to Beijing", which lies 180 km (112 mi) to its southeast. As a city with a large garrison close to the capital, it was strategically vital. It now has a population of 274,000 people. In modern times it has also become an industrial area, and now contains a high-tech development zone where new developments are being promoted by the government of Hebei Province.

History

  • May 10, 1926: Established as the Apostolic Vicariate of Xuanhuafu from the Apostolic Vicariate of Beijing
  • April 11, 1946: Promoted as Diocese of Xuanhua 
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