Pingdingshan

Coordinates: 33°46′00″N 113°11′33″E / 33.7666°N 113.1926°E / 33.7666; 113.1926

Pingdingshan (Chinese: 平顶山), also known as the Eagle City (Chinese: 鹰城; pinyin: Yīngchéng), is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China. It had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the built-up or metropolitan area including Ye county.[3]

Pingdingshan

平顶山市

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Nickname(s): 
Eagle City
Pingdingshan in Henan
Pingdingshan in Henan
Pingdingshan is located in North China Plain
Pingdingshan
Pingdingshan
Location on the North China Plain
Pingdingshan is located in China
Pingdingshan
Pingdingshan
Pingdingshan (China)
Coordinates (Pingdingshan CPPCC): 33°44′12″N 113°17′47″E / 33.7366°N 113.2963°E / 33.7366; 113.2963
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Municipal seatXinhua District
Government
 • Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPCDeng Yongjian
Area
 • Prefecture-level city7,874 km2 (3,040 sq mi)
 • Urban
384 km2 (148 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,771 km2 (684 sq mi)
Population
 (2018)[2]
 • Prefecture-level city5,207,700
 • Density660/km2 (1,700/sq mi)
 • Urban
979,130
 • Urban density2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,756,333
 • Metro density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
467000
Area code(s)0375
ISO 3166 codeCN-HA-04
GDP¥25.345 billion (2014)
Major NationalitiesHan, Hui
County-level divisions10
Township-level divisions124
License plate prefixesD
Websitewww.pds.gov.cn
Pingdingshan
Simplified Chinese平顶山
Traditional Chinese平頂山

GeographyEdit

Pingdingshan 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.

HistoryEdit

Pingdingshan was founded in 1957. In Chinese, Pingdingshan means “mountain with a flat top”. The city is named after a nearby plateau, the top of which is very flat. The reason for the nickname of the city "Eagle City" can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the "Spring and Autumn Annals". There was a small country royal named Ying who lived in Pingdingshan area. In ancient times, the word "Ying" had the same pronunciation as Eagle in Chinese, therefore people also called Pingdingshan "Eagle City".

MayorsEdit

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 Jiansheng was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2013.04 to now Zhang Guowei was the Mayor of Pingdingshan.

AdministrationEdit

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

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


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Colleges and universitiesEdit

High schoolsEdit

ResourcesEdit

  • 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.
  • Henan province houses some of the biggest limestone reserves in China estimated over 24 billion tons, Pindingshan is the cement center for limestone mine production and quarrying in the province.[5]
  • Pingdingshan is very rich in water resources compared to other inland cities. It has Baiguishan Reservoir, Zhaopingtai Reservoir, Yanshan Reservoir, Shimantan Reservoir and Gushitan Reservoir.[citation needed]

Twin towns — sister citiesEdit

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

EconomyEdit

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.[7]

TourismEdit

  • 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 second largest statue in the world, built in 2002.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  2. ^ 最新人口信息 www.hongheiku.com (in Chinese). hongheiku. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  3. ^ "China: Administrative Division of Hénán / 河南省". Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  4. ^ 河南城建学院. Retrieved 28 May 2015.
  5. ^ "China Mineral Resources 2018" (PDF).
  6. ^ "Sister city relationship Syzran" (in Russian). Archived from the original on 2010-09-25.
  7. ^ 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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