|• Total||7,600 km2 (2,900 sq mi)|
|• Density||53/km2 (140/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
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.
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.
Has a large coalfield which should meet future demands for China's power growth.
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