|Nickname(s): Eagle City|
Pingdingshan in Henan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPC||Deng Yongjian|
|• Prefecture-level city||7,848 km2 (3,030 sq mi)|
|• Urban||384 km2 (148 sq mi)|
|• Metro||1,771 km2 (684 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,904,701|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|GDP||¥5,656 per capita (2000)|
|Major Nationalities||Han, Hui|
|License plate prefixes||豫D|
Pingdingshan (simplified Chinese: 平顶山; traditional Chinese: 平頂山; pinyin: Píngdǐngshān; Postal map spelling: Pingtingshan), also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the built-up area (or metro) made up of 3 urban districts, Xinhua, Weidong, Zhanhe and Ye County being caught up by urbanization. It's a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, People's Republic of China.
Pingdingshan was founded in 1957. In Chinese, Pingdingshan means 'flat mountain'; The city is named after a nearby plateau which has a very flat top. The reason for the city's "Eagle City" nickname can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the Spring and Autumn Annals. There was a small country royal named Ying that lived around Pingdingshan. In ancient times, the word "Ying" meant Eagle, therefore people also call Pingdingshan the Eagle City.
- Xinhua District (新华区) Area: 157 km2 or 61 sq mi，Population: 389,866, Post code: 467002
- Weidong District (卫东区) Area: 103 km2 or 40 sq mi，Population: 302,603, Post code: 467021
- Zhanhe District (湛河区) Area: 124 km2 or 48 sq mi，Population: 286,661, Post code: 467000
- Shilong District (石龙区) Area: 35 km2 or 14 sq mi，Population: 54,912, Post code: 467045
- Ruzhou City (汝州市) Area: 1,573 km2 or 607 sq mi，Population: 927,934, Post code: 467500
- Wugang City (舞钢市) Area: 640 km2 or 250 sq mi，Population: 313,828, Post code: 462500
- Lushan County (鲁山县) Area: 2,406 km2 or 929 sq mi，Population: 789,901, Post code: 467002
- Baofeng County (宝丰县) Area: 722 km2 or 279 sq mi，Population: 490,269, Post code: 467400
- Ye County (叶县) Area: 1,387 km2 or 536 sq mi，Population: 777,203, Post code: 467200
- Jia County (郏县) Area: 727 km2 or 281 sq mi，Population: 571,524, Post code: 467100
Colleges and universities
- Pingdingshan No.1 Middle School
- Pingdingshan No.1 High School
- Pingdingshan No.2 Middle School
- Pingdingshan No.8 Middle School
- Pingdingshan Experimental High School
- Mineral Resources: Pingdingshan has serious mineral resources such as coal, manganese, salt, iron, aluminum, fluorite, gypsum, etc.
- 10.3 billion tons of coal reserve, largest coalfield area of South and East of China, well known as "coal storage of central area of China".
- 230 billion tons of salt reserve, ranking first in Henan Province, second of China.
- Pindingshan very rich in water resources compared other inland city. It has Baiguishan Reservoir, Zhaopingtai Reservoir, Yanshan Reservoir, Shimantan Reservoir and Gushitan Reservoir.
Twin towns — Sister cities
Pingdingshan, People's Republic of China is twinned with:
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Pingdingshan has been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit in the November 2010 Access China White Paper as a member of the CHAMPS (Chongqing, Hefei, Anshan, Maanshan, Pingdingshan and Shenyang), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China.
- Pingdingshan thrush Valley A National "AAA" rated scenic spot and a major tourist attraction in Henan. It is named after the many thrushes breeding here. The scenic area is a total of 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi). There are numerous attractions such as cuckoo lake, an area known as "the pocket of the Three Gorges".
- Yaoshan A national "AAAA" rated scenic spot. Located nearby in Lushan County. Originally known as Yaoshan Shirenshan. Home to the Spring Temple Buddha, the largest statue in the world, built in 2002.
- Pingdingshan Municipal People's Government (in Simplified Chinese)
- Pingdingshan Information Portal
- Pingdingshan News Network
- Pingdingshan Economic Network
- Tourism in Pingdingshan