Liling

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Liling
醴陵市
County-level city
Liling is located in Hunan
Liling
Liling
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°40′12″N 113°28′08″E / 27.670°N 113.469°E / 27.670; 113.469Coordinates: 27°40′12″N 113°28′08″E / 27.670°N 113.469°E / 27.670; 113.469
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Zhuzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Liling (Chinese: 醴陵; pinyin: Lǐlíng) is a county-level city under the administration of Zhuzhou, Hunan province, China. Liling is about 8 kilometres (5.0 mi) from Jiangxi province and is south of Hunan's capital, Changsha. Liling has an area of 2,157 square kilometres (833 sq mi) and a population of about 1,020,000.

Liling is known for its traditional porcelain and firework industries. The "Chairman Mao" porcelain produced in Liling is used as gifts for presidents.

Liling has extensive transport links, such as G60 (Hukun highway), S11 (Yueru Highway), 320, and 106 national roads. Also, there is the Liling Hukun High speed train station and Liling train station, which mainly serves trains going east and west across China as well as local trains in Hunan province. Additionally, Liling is only 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX).

Liling has had a booming economy since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2010, Liling had a GDP of 26.37 billion.[clarification needed]

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