Jincheng

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Jincheng
晋城市
Prefecture-level city
Huangcheng Xiangfu
Huangcheng Xiangfu
Jincheng (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Jincheng (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Jincheng is located in Shanxi
Jincheng
Jincheng
Location of the city center in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°31′00″N 112°50′00″E / 35.51667°N 112.83333°E / 35.51667; 112.83333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
County-level divisions 6
Municipal seat Chengqu
Government
 • Type Prefecture-level city
 • CPC Jincheng Secretary Zhang Jiuping (张九萍)
 • Mayor Wang Qingxian (王清宪)
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 9,490 km2 (3,660 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 2,279,151
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Metro 476,945
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 048000
Area code(s) 0356
Licence plates 晋E
Administrative division code 140500
ISO 3166-2 CN-14-05
Website www.JCOnline.cn
City trees
Cedrus
City flowers
Lagerstroemia indica

Jincheng (simplified Chinese: 晋城; traditional Chinese: 晉城; pinyin: Jìnchéng) is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Shanxi province of north China. It is an industrial city in an area where coal mining is an important industry.[2] It has a population of 2.2 million.[3]

The presence of such a large coal industry has given Jincheng a reputation for air pollution and in recent years the local government has invested heavily to promote better air quality in the city. This includes tree-planting, establishing and maintaining large parks and ecological reserves, shutting down or relocating some of the worst-polluting factories, and the generalized use of coalbed methane which burns much cleaner than coal.[4]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Map
Jincheng mcp.png
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 City District 城区 Chéng Qū 280,000 141 1,986
2 Gaoping City 高平市 Gāopíng Shì 480,000 946 507
3 Zezhou County 泽州县 Zézhōu Xiàn 510,000 2,023 252
4 Qinshui County 沁水县 Qìnshuǐ Xiàn 210,000 2,655 79
5 Yangcheng County 阳城县 Yángchéng Xiàn 390,000 1,968 198
6 Lingchuan County 陵川县 Língchuān Xiàn 250,000 1,751 143

Transportation[edit]

Jincheng does not have a commercial airport, although the nearby cities of Zhengzhou, Changzhi and Luoyang do.[5]

Footnotes[edit]

  1. ^ "晋城市第六次人口普查结果公布". 晋城在线. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ 晋城主要资源
  3. ^ 晋城概述
  4. ^ Sun Ruisheng; He Dan (2012-11-09). "Jincheng: The coal city that's turning green". China Daily. p. 20. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "The Public information Network of Jincheng Government". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°30′N 112°51′E / 35.500°N 112.850°E / 35.500; 112.850