Shizuishan

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Shizuishan
石嘴山市 · شِذُوِشًا شِ
Prefecture-level city
The territory of Shizuishan prefecture-level city (yellow) within the Ningxia AR
The territory of Shizuishan prefecture-level city (yellow) within the Ningxia AR
Country People's Republic of China
Region Ningxia
Population (2007)
 • Total 730,400
  Only includes those with Hukou permits
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website http://www.nxszs.gov.cn/

Shizuishan (Chinese: 石嘴山; pinyin: Shízuǐshān) is a prefecture-level city and is the northernmost and, by population, the second-largest (after the regional capital of Yinchuan) city in the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, and is bordered on all sides except the south by Inner Mongolia. It also sits on the western (left) bank of the Yellow River.

Administrative divisions[edit]

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Xiao'erjing Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Dawukou District 大武口区 Dàwǔkǒu Qū دَاءُﻛِﻮْ ٿُو 230,000 1,007 228
2 Huinong District 惠农区 Hùinóng Qū ﺧُﻮِﻧْﻮ ٿُو 200,000 1,088 184
3 Pingluo County 平罗县 Píngluó Xiàn پٍْلُوَع ﺷِﯿًﺎ 290,000 2,608 111

Geography[edit]

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.

Environmental issues[edit]

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?] -

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Coordinates: 39°14′N 106°46′E / 39.233°N 106.767°E / 39.233; 106.767