|Nickname(s): Eagle City|
Pingdingshan in Henan
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• 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)|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,904,701|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-HA-04|
|GDP||¥25.345 billion (2014)|
|Major Nationalities||Han, Hui|
|License plate prefixes||豫D|
Pingdingshan (simplified Chinese: 平顶山; traditional Chinese: 平頂山; pinyin: Píngdǐngshān), also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the metropolitan area. It is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.
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" has the same pronunciation as Eagle in Chinese, therefore people also call Pingdingshan the Eagle City.
From 2003.08 to 2005.04 Wang Zhaoping was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2005.04 to 2008.03 Zhao Qinglin was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2008.03 to 2010.10 Li Endong was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2010.10 to 2013.04 Chen Jianshneg was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2013.04 to now Zhang Guowei was the Mayor of Pingdingshan.
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- 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
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Colleges and universities
- Pingdingshan No.1 Middle School
- Pingdingshan No.1 High School
- Pingdingshan No.2 Middle School
- Pingdingshan No.2 High School
- Pingdingshan No.3 High School
- Pingdingshan No.8 Middle School
- Pingdingshan Experimental High School
- Lushan No. 1 Middle School
- 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
Pingdingshan, People's Republic of China is twinned with:
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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.
- 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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- Grayling. "THE RISE OF THE 'CHAMPS' - NEW REPORT MAPS BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY IN CHINA'S FASTEST GROWING CITIES". SourceWire. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
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