Taiyuan facts for kids
Longtan Park, The east pagoda in Twin Pagoda Temple, Jinci temple.
|Nickname(s): Bīngzhōu (并州); Jìnyáng (晋阳); Dragon City (龙城)|
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Location of Taiyuan City jurisdiction in Shanxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Prefecture-level city||6,959 km2 (2,687 sq mi)|
|• Urban||1,460 km2 (560 sq mi)|
|Elevation||800 m (2,600 ft)|
|Highest elevation||2,670 m (8,760 ft)|
|Lowest elevation||760 m (2,490 ft)|
|Population (2010 census)|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,201,591|
|• Density||603.76/km2 (1,563.74/sq mi)|
|• Urban (2017)||3,709,700|
|• Urban density||2,541/km2 (6,581/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+08:00)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-SX-01|
|GDP||¥ 3382.18 billion (2017)|
|GDP per capita||¥ 78,472 (2017)|
|GaWC World City level classification||Gamma|
|Administrative division code||140100|
Taiyuan is the capital and largest city of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. It is one of the main manufacturing bases of China. Throughout its long history, Taiyuan was the capital or provisional capital of many dynasties in China, hence the name Lóngchéng (Chinese: 龙城; pinyin: Dragon City).
Taiyuan is located roughly in the centre of Shanxi, with the Fen River flowing through the central city.
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