|Nickname(s): Eagle City|
Pingdingshan in Henan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPC||Deng Yongjian|
|• Total||7,882 km2 (3,043 sq mi)|
|• Density||660/km2 (1,700/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, with approximately 5.2 million inhabitants is 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.
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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