Mingxing, Shanxi

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Mingxing is located in Shanxi
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 37°25′35″N 112°32′39″E / 37.42639°N 112.54417°E / 37.42639; 112.54417Coordinates: 37°25′35″N 112°32′39″E / 37.42639°N 112.54417°E / 37.42639; 112.54417
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Jinzhong
County Taigu County
Village-level divisions 11 residential communities
9 villages
 • Total 22 km2 (8 sq mi)
Elevation 792 m (2,598 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 030800
Area code(s) 0354

Mingxing (Chinese: 明星; pinyin: Míngxīng) (formerly Taigu or Taiku) is a town and township-level division and seat of Taigu County, Shanxi, China. It lies southwest of Jinzhong and comprises nine administrative villages, eleven communities, with a total area of 22 square kilometres (8.5 sq mi). It has a total population of 60,500 people, of which 43,988 are urban dwellers.[1] It is connected by railway.


The town is called "Mingxing" which means "Ming Town" or literally "Star Town". There are numerous temples in the city dated to the Ming dynasty, such as the Dacheng Hall of the Temple of Confucius of Taigu. Its Wubian White Tower is also of note.


  1. ^ 明星镇 (in Chinese). Hudong Encyclopedia. Retrieved 25 June 2011.