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This article is about the city in Henan. For the village in Liaoning, see Pingdingshan (village).
Prefecture-level city
Nickname(s): Eagle City
Pingdingshan in Henan
Pingdingshan in Henan
Pingdingshan is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E / 33.733; 113.300Coordinates: 33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E / 33.733; 113.300
Country People's Republic of China
Province Henan
 • Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPC Deng Yongjian
 • Prefecture-level city 7,848 km2 (3,030 sq mi)
 • Urban 384 km2 (148 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,771 km2 (684 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 4,904,701
 • Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
 • Urban 979,130
 • Urban density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,756,333
 • Metro density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 467000
Area code(s) 0375
GDP ¥5,656 per capita (2000)
Major Nationalities Han, Hui
County-level divisions 10
Township-level divisions 124
License plate prefixes D

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.[1] It's a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, People's Republic of China.


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.


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.


The prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.

  • Xinhua District (新华区) Area: 157 km2 or 61 sq mi,Population: 389,866, Post code: 467002
  • Weidong District (卫东区) Area: 103 km2 or 40 sq mi,Population: 302,603, Post code: 467021
  • Zhanhe District (湛河区) Area: 124 km2 or 48 sq mi,Population: 286,661, Post code: 467000
  • Shilong District (石龙区) Area: 35 km2 or 14 sq mi,Population: 54,912, Post code: 467045
  • Ruzhou City (汝州市) Area: 1,573 km2 or 607 sq mi,Population: 927,934, Post code: 467500
  • Wugang City (舞钢市) Area: 640 km2 or 250 sq mi,Population: 313,828, Post code: 462500
  • Lushan County (鲁山县) Area: 2,406 km2 or 929 sq mi,Population: 789,901, Post code: 467002
  • Baofeng County (宝丰县) Area: 722 km2 or 279 sq mi,Population: 490,269, Post code: 467400
  • Ye County (叶县) Area: 1,387 km2 or 536 sq mi,Population: 777,203, Post code: 467200
  • Jia County (郏县) Area: 727 km2 or 281 sq mi,Population: 571,524, Post code: 467100

Colleges and universities[edit]

High schools[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.[3]

Twin towns — Sister cities[edit]

Pingdingshan, People's Republic of China is twinned with:


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 Shenyang), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China.[5]

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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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