Baiyin

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Baiyin

白银市
Pingchuan Cultural Center
Pingchuan Cultural Center
Nickname(s): 
铜城 (Copper City)
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Baiyin is located in China
Baiyin
Baiyin
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Coordinates: 36°33′30″N 104°12′29″E / 36.55833°N 104.20806°E / 36.55833; 104.20806
CountryPeople's Republic of China
RegionGansu
Area
 • Total21,200 km2 (8,200 sq mi)
Elevation
1,698 m (5,571 ft)
Population
 (2010)[1]
 • Total1,708,751
 • Density81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
730900
Area code(s)0943
ISO 3166 codeCN-GS-04
Vehicle registration甘D
Websitewww.baiyin.cn

Baiyin (Chinese: 白银市; pinyin: Báiyín; literally: 'Silver') is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Gansu province, People's Republic of China. The city is mostly known in China for the serial killings of Gao Chengyong.

Geography and climate[edit]

Baiyin is part loess plateau, part desert. Elevation ranges from 1275 to 3321 meters above sea-level. The climate is very arid with only 110–352 mm (4.3–13.9 in) of annual precipitation. Annual evaporation is 2,101 mm (82.7 in) resulting in a net loss of approximately 1,800 mm (71 in). The Yellow River flows from south to north for 214 km (133 mi) through Baiyin.

The area is 21,200 km2 (8,200 sq mi), 3,478 km2 (1,343 sq mi) of that urban.

Administration[edit]

Baiyin has 2 urban districts, 3 counties, 64 townships, 18 towns, and 7 sub-districts with a total population of 1,746,800(2011).

Map
Name Simplified
Chinese
Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010)
Area
(km²)
Density
(/km²)
Baiyin District 白银区 Báiyín Qū 294,400 1,372 215
Pingchuan District 平川区 Píngchuān Qū 192,398 2,106 91
Jingyuan County 靖远县 Jìngyuǎn Xiàn 454,925 5,809 78
Huining County 会宁县 Huìníng Xiàn 541,273 6,439 84
Jingtai County 景泰县 Jǐngtài Xiàn 225,755 5,483 41

Economy[edit]

The Baiyin Nonferrous operates copper, zinc and selenium mines around Baiyin, although these mines are getting exhausted of ore. Financed by development funds, a high-tech park is being built, which is home to a contact lens factory.[2][3]

Transportation[edit]

Baiyin is directly served by the Baotou–Lanzhou railway, to China National Highway 109 and to G6 Beijing–Lhasa Expressway. A road connecting Baiyin directly to Lanzhou Zhongchuan International Airport is under construction.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010 Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-05-09‹See Tfd›(in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Not so grim up north-west". 9 January 2014.
  3. ^ "全省唯一隐形眼镜自主研发生产企业:甘肃康视达科技集团在银揭牌". 4 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 36°33′N 104°09′E / 36.550°N 104.150°E / 36.550; 104.150