Shizuishan is located on the western bank of the Yellow River at latitude 38° 21′～39° 25′ N and longitude 105° 58′～106° 39′ E, spanning 88.8 kilometres (55.2 mi) from east to west and 119.5 kilometres (74.3 mi) from south to north.
Shizuishan City in Western China was once described as the best place to make a film about the end of the world. In 2005, the Chinese government blacklisted the city for its pollution problem and told local leaders to shut down the worst polluting industrial plants. Since then the city has attempted to reinvent itself, but pollution is still taking its toll on the people.[Cite?] -