Shenmu

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Shenmu
神木市
County-level city
Shenmu is located in China
Shenmu
Shenmu
Location in China
Coordinates: 38°49′10″N 110°29′23″E / 38.81944°N 110.48972°E / 38.81944; 110.48972Coordinates: 38°49′10″N 110°29′23″E / 38.81944°N 110.48972°E / 38.81944; 110.48972
Country  China
Province Shaanxi
Prefecture Yulin
Area
 • Total 7,600 km2 (2,900 sq mi)
Population
 • Total 400,000
 • Density 53/km2 (140/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Website www.sxsm.com.cn

Shenmu (Chinese: 神木; pinyin: Shénmù; literally: "Divine Trees") is a county-level city in the north of Shaanxi province, China. Under the administration of Yulin City, Shenmu is endowed with plentiful resources, especially coal and it located in the northwest of Shaanxi Provence. It is the richest county in Shaanxi Provence because of the abundant coal.[1]

Etymology[edit]

The toponym of city can trace its history back to the Song dynasty. There were three giant pine trees, which were said to be planted since Tang dynasty, close to the fort located at Yangjiacheng. The fort was named Shenmu Zhai (神木寨; [Fort of Divine Trees]). Then the county administering the area around the fort was established in 1269, and the toponym stuck.[2][3]

Industrial zones[edit]

Has a large coalfield which should meet future demands for China's power growth.

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