Pinglu County

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Pinglu County
平陆县
County
Location in Yuncheng
Location in Yuncheng
Pinglu is located in Shanxi
Pinglu
Pinglu
Location of the county seat in Shanxi
Coordinates: 34°53′53″N 111°11′38″E / 34.898°N 111.194°E / 34.898; 111.194Coordinates: 34°53′53″N 111°11′38″E / 34.898°N 111.194°E / 34.898; 111.194
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Yuncheng
Area
 • Total 1,173.5 km2 (453.1 sq mi)
Population (2010) 250,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website pinglu.gov.cn

Pinglu County (simplified Chinese: 平陆县; traditional Chinese: 平陸縣; pinyin: Pínglù Xiàn) is a county in southern Shanxi province of China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Yuncheng and has a population of approximately 250,000. Pinglu is historically an agricultural county, producing apples, peaches, apricots, dates, and tomatoes. Local industry is largely concentrated in mining for coal, aluminum, iron, sulphur, and gypsum.[1] Pinglu has a history that dates back to the Xia dynasty (c. 2070 – c. 1600 BC). Facing Henan's Sanmenxia to the south across the Yellow River, Pinglu is on the route of the G5512 Jincheng–Xinxiang Expressway and China National Highway 209.

Pinglu was home to the Ling political family: Ling Jihua, Ling Zhengce, and Ling Wancheng.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 走进平陆 (in Chinese). Retrieved 27 May 2018.