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China Guide > Shanxi>Taiyuan Municipality; [山西省太原市] [Pinyin:Shān Xī Shěng Tài Yuán Shì]

Taiyuan Municipality, The Capital City of Shanxi Province , In Chinese [太原市]

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Location of Taiyuan in Shanxi
Administrative Division Code : 140100;
Post Code : 030082;
Phone Area Code :0351
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 晋A
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 140100
Area Coverage: 6959 square kilometers;
Population : 3,640,000 persons (Including the subordinate cities and counties);
The Seat : Xinghualing District
Taiyuan in Pictures
The adminitrative division form of Taiyuan is Municipality, which is one of the four administrative divisional forms at the the second level of China local administrative division system .
Municipality is also referred to as a prefecture level city (地级市). Most of Chinese big cities belong to this variety.
A prefecture-level municipality is subject to the juridiction of a provincial government ,and directly controls some urban districts while overseeing some counties or smaller cities on behalf of the provincial government.
Thus it's normal to see a large City (a Municipality) have jurisdiction over some small cities in China.
Urban Subdivisions of Taiyuan City
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Jinyuan District晋源区Jinyuan QuDistrict
2Wanbailin District万柏林区Wanbailin QuDistrict
3Jiancaoping District尖草坪区Jiancaoping QuDistrict
4Xinghualing District杏花岭区Xinghualing QuDistrict
5Yingze District迎泽区Yingze QuDistrict
6Xiaodian District小店区Xiaodian QuDistrict
Subdivisions Under the jurisdication of Taiyuan Municipality
The components of greater Taiyuan Municipality
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Gujiao City古交市Gujiao ShiCity
2Loufan County娄烦县Loufan XianCounty
3Yangqu County阳曲县Yangqu XianCounty
4Qingxu County清徐县Qingxu XianCounty
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Overview


Taiyuan is the capital city of Shanxi Province. Located in the center of the province, it is also the political, economic and cultural center of Shanxi.


Taiyuan is a city bounded on three sides by mountains. It has a long history and in ancient times was an important military town. At present, Taiyuan is one of China's heavy industrial cities and account for more than half the national coal mining output.


Taiyuan also has a wealth of tourist attractions and notably among these is the Jinci Temple. This is the city's most attractive te.....
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