Shuozhou ( Chinese: 朔州; pinyin: ) is a city in the north of Shuòzhōu Shanxi province, People's Republic of China, situated along the upper reaches of the Fen River. In 2010, its population was approximately 1.71 million, and the city has an area of approximately 5,737 km 2 (2,215 sq mi). Administratively, Shuozhou is a [1 ] prefecture-level city, with its seat in Shuocheng District. The Dayun Expressway ( Datong— Yuncheng) passes through it, and it has 5 specialized train lines.
Administrative divisions [ edit ]
Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.)
朔城区 Shuòchéng Qū
平鲁区 Pínglǔ Qū
山阴县 Shānyīn Xiàn
应县 Yìng Xiàn
右玉县 Yòuyù Xiàn
怀仁县 Huáirén Xiàn
Economy [ edit ]
It is a centre of industry, and its notable industries are primarily mining of
coal and other ores such as iron, bauxite, mica, manganese, and graphite. Other economic sectors include agriculture, chemical industry, ceramics, and fishing.
Tourism [ edit ]
Western tourists rarely come to this area of China, but there are some attractions. The
Yingxian Tower, built in 1056 during the Liao Dynasty, is one of the main sites of the region. It was built entirely of wood, without using nails, and serves as a museum of calligraphy. There are also some paleolithic ruins, and ancient gravesites from the Dongyi people.
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