Jincheng (red) in Shanxi (orange)
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Type||Prefecture-level city|
|• CPC Jincheng Secretary||Zhang Jiuping (张九萍)|
|• Mayor||Wang Qingxian (王清宪)|
|• Prefecture-level city||9,490 km2 (3,660 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||2,279,151|
|• Density||240/km2 (620/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Administrative division code||140500|
Jincheng (simplified Chinese: 晋城; traditional Chinese: 晉城; pinyin: Jìnchéng) is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Shanxi province of north China. It is an industrial city in an area where coal mining is an important industry. The entire prefecture has a population of 2.2 million.
The presence of such a large coal industry has given Jincheng a reputation for air pollution and in recent years the local government has invested heavily to promote better air quality in the city. This includes tree-planting, establishing and maintaining large parks and ecological reserves, shutting down or relocating some of the worst-polluting factories, and the generalized use of coalbed methane which burns much cleaner than coal.
Jincheng is located in the southeast corner of Shanxi province. The prefecture-level city covens an area of 9,490-square-kilometers. It has 188,920 hectares of cultivated land.
|Area (km²)||Density (/km²)|
|Gaoping City||高平市||Gāopíng Shì||480,000||946||507|
|Zezhou County||泽州县||Zézhōu Xiàn||510,000||2,023||252|
|Qinshui County||沁水县||Qìnshuǐ Xiàn||210,000||2,655||79|
|Yangcheng County||阳城县||Yángchéng Xiàn||390,000||1,968||198|
|Lingchuan County||陵川县||Língchuān Xiàn||250,000||1,751||143|
Jincheng has considerable mineral resources, notably coal. Coal-beds account for more than 56% of the total area. Most of this is anthracite, a very valuable type of coal with few impurities. The anthracite in Jincheng makes up more than a quarter of the total in China and half of the total for Shanxi province. Jincheng also has a large coal mine methane field which was discovered in Qinshui county in 2001.
Both anthracite and coal mine methane were mainly produced by Jincheng Anthracite Mining Group.
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