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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
Municipal seat Chengqu
 • 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] It 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]

Administrative divisions[edit]

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Cheng District 城区 Chéngqū 280,000 141 1,986
2 Gaoping City 高平市 Gāopíng Shì 480,000 946 507
3 Zezhou County 泽州县 Zézhōu Xiàn 510,000 2,023 252
4 Qinshui County 沁水县 Qìnshuǐ Xiàn 210,000 2,655 79
5 Yangcheng County 阳城县 Yángchéng Xiàn 390,000 1,968 198
6 Lingchuan County 陵川县 Língchuān Xiàn 250,000 1,751 143


Jincheng does not have a commercial airport, although the nearby cities of Zhengzhou, Changzhi and Luoyang do.[5]


  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. ^ "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