Pingdingshan in Henan
Location in China
33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E Coordinates: 33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E
• Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPC
Prefecture-level city 7,848 km
2 (3,030 sq mi)
2 (148 sq mi)
2 (684 sq mi)
Prefecture-level city 4,904,701
2 (1,600/sq mi)
• Urban density
2 (6,600/sq mi)
• Metro density
2 (2,600/sq mi)
China Standard ( UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0375
¥5,656 per capita (2000)
License plate prefixes
Pingdingshan ( simplified Chinese: ; 平顶山 traditional Chinese: ; 平頂山 pinyin: ; Píngdǐngshān postal: Pingtingshan), also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the built-up area ( or metro) made up of 3 urban districts, Xinhua, Weidong, Zhanhe and Ye County being caught up by urbanization. It's a [1 ] prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.
Geography [ edit ]
It borders the provincial capital of
Zhengzhou to the north, Xuchang and Luohe to the east, Zhumadian to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, and Luoyang to the west.
History [ edit ]
Pingdingshan was founded in 1957. In Chinese, Pingdingshan means 'flat mountain'; The city is named after a nearby
plateau which has a very flat top. The reason for the city's "Eagle City" nickname can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the Spring and Autumn Annals. There was a small country royal named Ying that lived around Pingdingshan. In ancient times, the word "Ying" meant Eagle, therefore people also call Pingdingshan the Eagle City.
Administration [ edit ]
prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.
Xinhua District ( 新华区) Area: 157 km 2 or 61 sq mi，Population: 389,866, Post code: 467002
Weidong District ( 卫东区) Area: 103 km 2 or 40 sq mi，Population: 302,603, Post code: 467021
Zhanhe District ( 湛河区) Area: 124 km 2 or 48 sq mi，Population: 286,661, Post code: 467000
Shilong District ( 石龙区) Area: 35 km 2 or 14 sq mi，Population: 54,912, Post code: 467045
Ruzhou City ( 汝州市) Area: 1,573 km 2 or 607 sq mi，Population: 927,934, Post code: 467500
Wugang City ( 舞钢市) Area: 640 km 2 or 250 sq mi，Population: 313,828, Post code: 462500
Lushan County ( 鲁山县) Area: 2,406 km 2 or 929 sq mi，Population: 789,901, Post code: 467002
Baofeng County ( 宝丰县) Area: 722 km 2 or 279 sq mi，Population: 490,269, Post code: 467400
Ye County ( 叶县) Area: 1,387 km 2 or 536 sq mi，Population: 777,203, Post code: 467200
Jia County ( 郏县) Area: 727 km 2 or 281 sq mi，Population: 571,524, Post code: 467100
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Resources [ edit ]
Mineral Resources: Pingdingshan has extensive mineral resources such as coal, manganese, salt, iron, aluminum, fluorite, gypsum, etc. 10.3 billion tons of coal reserves, the largest coalfield area in the South and East of China; well known as "the coal storage of the central area of China".
230 billion tons of salt reserves, ranking first in Henan Province, second in China.
Pindingshan is very rich in water resources compared to other inland cities. It has Baiguishan Reservoir, Zhaopingtai Reservoir, Yanshan Reservoir, Shimantan Reservoir and Gushitan Reservoir.
Twin towns — Sister cities [ edit ]
Pingdingshan, People's Republic of China is
Economy [ edit ]
This section requires expansion. (November 2010)
Pingdingshan has been identified by the
Economist Intelligence Unit in the November 2010 Access China White Paper as a member of the CHAMPS ( , Chongqing , Hefei , Anshan , Maanshan Pingdingshan and ), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China. Shenyang [5 ]
See also [ edit ]
Tourism Spots [ edit ]
Pingdingshan thrush Valley A National "AAA" rated scenic spot and a major tourist attraction in Henan. It is named after the many thrushes breeding here. The scenic area is a total of 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi). There are numerous attractions such as cuckoo lake, an area known as "the pocket of the Three Gorges".
Yaoshan A national "AAAA" rated scenic spot. Located nearby in Lushan County. Originally known as Yaoshan Shirenshan. Home to the Spring Temple Buddha, the largest statue in the world, built in 2002.
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