Liling

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This article is about the location in Hunan, China. For others, see Li Ling (disambiguation).
Liling
醴陵市
County-level city
Liling is located in Hunan
Liling
Liling
Location in Hunan
Coordinates: 27°40′12″N 113°28′08″E / 27.670°N 113.469°E / 27.670; 113.469Coordinates: 27°40′12″N 113°28′08″E / 27.670°N 113.469°E / 27.670; 113.469
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hunan
Prefecture-level city Zhuzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Liling (Chinese: 醴陵; pinyin: Lǐlíng) is a county-level city and the 12th most populous county-level division in Hunan Province, China; it is under the administration of Zhuzhou prefecture-level City. Located on the middle eastern margin of the province, the city is bordered to the north by Liuyang City, to the west by Lusong District and Zhuzhou County, to the south by You County, to the east by Xiangdong District of Yichun, Shangli County of Jiangxi. Liling City covers 2,157 km2 (833 sq mi) with registered population of 978,900 and resident population of 1,060,000 (as of 2015).[1]

Liling is known for its traditional porcelain and firework industries. The "Chairman Mao" porcelain produced in Liling is used as gifts for presidents.

Liling has extensive transport links, such as G60 (Hukun highway), S11 (Yueru Highway), 320, and 106 national roads. Also, there is the Liling Hukun High speed train station and Liling train station, which mainly serves trains going east and west across China as well as local trains in Hunan. Additionally, Liling is only 90 kilometres (56 mi) south of Changsha Huanghua International Airport (CSX).

Liling has had a booming economy since the beginning of the 21st century. In 2010, Liling had a GDP of 26.37 billion.[clarification needed]

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