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Taiyuan
太原市
Prefecture-level city
Longtan Park, The east pagoda in Twin Pagoda Temple, Jinci temple.
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
Location of Taiyuan City jurisdiction in Shanxi
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Area
 • 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)
 • Districts 4,372,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+08:00)
Postal code 030000
Area code(s) 351
ISO 3166 code CN-SX-01
Vehicle registration 晋A
GDP ¥ 3382.18 billion (2017)
GDP per capita ¥ 78,472 (2017)
GaWC World City level classification Gamma
Major Nationalities Han
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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