Jiaozuo

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Jiaozuo
焦作市
Prefecture-level city
Jiaozuo in Henan
Jiaozuo in Henan
Jiaozuo is located in China
Jiaozuo
Jiaozuo
Location in China
Coordinates: 35°14′35″N 113°13′23″E / 35.24306°N 113.22306°E / 35.24306; 113.22306Coordinates: 35°14′35″N 113°13′23″E / 35.24306°N 113.22306°E / 35.24306; 113.22306
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 4,071 km2 (1,572 sq mi)
 • Urban 371 km2 (143 sq mi)
 • Metro 371 km2 (143 sq mi)
Elevation 139 m (456 ft)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 3,539,860
 • Density 870/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
 • Urban 838,350
 • Urban density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
 • Metro 838,350
 • Metro density 2,300/km2 (5,900/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 454150
Area code(s) 0391
GDP ¥13,413 per capita (2004)
Major Nationalities Han, Hui
County-level divisions 10
Township-level divisions 116
License plate prefixes H
Website http://www.jiaozuo.gov.cn

Jiaozuo (Chinese: 焦作; pinyin: Jiāozuò; Postal map spelling: Tsiaotso) is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, People's Republic of China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the south, Xinxiang to the east, Jiyuan to the west, Luoyang to the southwest, and the province of Shanxi to the north.

Its population is 3,539,860 at the 2010 census whom 838,350 live in the built up area made of 4 urban districts (Jiefang, Shanyang, Zhongzhan and Macun). Jiaozuo enjoys a humid subtropical climate with continental climate influences,winters are cool and relatively dry while summers are hot and often rainy.average temperature ranges from 0.3 °C in January to 27.5 °C in July.Extremes exist from -22.4 °C to 43.6 °C °C,precipitation averages 659mm.

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Jiaozuo administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.

History[edit]

The city was founded on an industrial site left by the British after the First and Second Opium Wars (1839–1860). Jiaozuo was established as a city in 1953. Mao Zedong has written praise about the hard work of people from Jiaozuo in the coal industry.

Economy[edit]

Jiaozuo is noted for its blast furnaces and machine construction industries.

Transport[edit]

Jiaozuo is the northern terminus of the Jiaozuo-Liuzhou Railway and the southern terminus of the Taiyuan-Jiaozuo Railway. The city is linked via rail to nearby cities Luoyang, Xinxiang and Nanyang in Henan and Jincheng in Shanxi.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), with a history of nearly 100 years, is the first mining university in Chinese history. Its former is Jiaozuo Coal Mining School which was established by the British Syndicate Co. Ltd., in 1909. It has changed its names several times in the course of development, namely, FuZhong Coal Mining University, Jiaozuo Private Institute of Technology, North-west Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo National Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo Mining Institute and Jiaozuo Institute of Technology. The University resumed its name of Henan Polytechnic University in 2004.

Natural Scenery[edit]

Jiaozuo TV Tower

Jiaozuo is located adjacent to the Yellow River and is just south of the Taihang Mountain.

Yuntai Mountain, Qing Tian River, Qing Long Cape, Shen Nong Mountain.

Yuntai Mountain is said to have a cascade of 314 meters in height, together with numerous smaller cascades.

On February 13, 2004, Yuntai Mountain as the fifth in the world, the third in the country China, was named the world's first World Geopark by UNESCO and caused attention at home and abroad. Meanwhile, Yuntaishan is also a national scenic spot, National Civilized Scenic Area, the first national AAAAA-level scenic spot, national natural heritage, national forest parks, national macaque nature reserve. Yuntain Mountain also has Asia's highest head drop waterfall.

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