Houma, Shanxi

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Houma is located in Shanxi
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°36′N 111°21′E / 35.600°N 111.350°E / 35.600; 111.350
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityLinfen
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Houma (simplified Chinese: 侯马; traditional Chinese: 侯馬; pinyin: Hóumǎ) is a county-level city in the southwest of the Shanxi province of the People's Republic of China, on the Fen River - the tributary of Yellow River; it is under the administration of Linfen City. Houma has an area of 220 km2 (85 sq mi) and has a population of 297,000.[when?]

Houma, also known as Xintian in ancient time, was the capital of the state of Jin from 585 BC to 376 BC. Ancient bronzeware workshops have been found here. Enormous numbers of historical relics have been excavated here.


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