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For an urban township on the southwestern corner of the island of Kinmen, see Jincheng, Kinmen.
Prefecture-level city
Huangcheng Xiangfu
Jincheng (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Jincheng (red) in Shanxi (orange)
Jincheng is located in Shanxi
Location of the city center in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°31′00″N 112°50′00″E / 35.51667°N 112.83333°E / 35.51667; 112.83333
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
County-level divisions 6
 • 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)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 2,279,151
 • Density 240/km2 (620/sq mi)
 • Metro 476,945
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 048000
Area code(s) 0356
Licence plates 晋E
Administrative division code 140500
ISO 3166-2 CN-14-05
Website www.JCOnline.cn
City trees
City flowers
Lagerstroemia indica

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.[2] The entire prefecture has a population of 2.2 million.[3]

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.[4]


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.[5]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2003 est.)
Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Jincheng Urban District 城区 Chéngqū 280,000 141 1,986
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 coalbed methane field which was discovered in Qinshui county in 2001.[5]


Jincheng does not have a commercial airport, although the nearby cities of Zhengzhou, Changzhi and Luoyang do.[6]


  1. ^ "晋城市第六次人口普查结果公布". 晋城在线. Retrieved 30 August 2012. 
  2. ^ 晋城主要资源
  3. ^ 晋城概述
  4. ^ Sun Ruisheng; He Dan (2012-11-09). "Jincheng: The coal city that's turning green". China Daily. p. 20. Retrieved 2 January 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "Jincheng". 2013. Retrieved 6 September 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Public information Network of Jincheng Government". Retrieved 23 May 2014. 

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Coordinates: 35°30′N 112°51′E / 35.500°N 112.850°E / 35.500; 112.850