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Shanxi Province

 

Jin is short for Shanxi province. It lies in Huabei in China. It is 150,000 square kilometers in area and with a population is 29.2 million.

Shanxi located in the East of Huangtu Plateau. In Shanxi, the eastern and western parts are hilly lands. And in the middle part, there are some basins. The hilly areas, plateaus and hilly lands occupy 72 percent. And the basins occupy 28 percent. The rivers here belong to two river systems; they are the Yellow River and the Hai River. The biggest tributary of the Yellow River is Fen River. It has a semi-dry continental monsoon climate in the temperate zone. The reserves of coal and bauxite are amongst the first places in China. Shanxi abounds in iron ore, there are also copper, sulphur and salt. 

The basins here are the main agricultural region. The most important products are wheat, corn, cotton and peanut. The animal husbandry centralizes in the northwestern part. Shanxi is the base of coal industry. The produces of heavy machinery and textile are amongst the important places in the whole country. Also, there is iron and steel, electric power, chemical industry, textile and food. The communication mainly is railway. And the highway here is convenient too. 

The historic reserves in Shanxi are abound. The places of interest here are Jin Ancestral Hall in Taiyuan, Yungan Cave in Datong, Shuanglin Temple in Pingyao, Hanging Temple in Hunyuan, Hukou Waterfall of the Yellow River, Wutai Mountain and Heng Mountain. The traditional specialties are Fen wine, Zhuyeqing wine, Qingxu vinegar and Changzhi ginseng.

Being at a high altitude, Shanxi Province has a cold and dry climate and has an annual rainfall of between 400-600 millimeters. The province is also frequently plagued by sandstorms, especially in the spring, so it is often useful to bring along both sunglasses and a hat when visiting. Generally speaking, the province's climate is the best between May and October.

Main Cities of Shanxi

    Datong

    Datong is one of the cities famous for its history and culture and is located...
    Taiyuan

    Though Taiyuan is a heavily populated urban center and the capital of Shanxi ...
    Linfen

    The city of Linfen is situated in the southwest part of the Shanxi Province, ...
    Lvliang

    Lvliang is in the west-central of Shanxi Province and neighbors Taiyuan and J...
    Wu Tai Shan

    The most holy land of Chinese Buddhism, Mt. Wutaishan lies in Wutai County in...
    Yuncheng

    Yuncheng City is located in southwestern Shanxi Province, neighboring Linfen ...
    Changzhi

    Changzhi City stands in the southeast of Shanxi Province, neighboring Hebei a...
    Pingyao

    Pingyao is a tiny ancient city (about 2km across) located in central Shanxi P...
    Jincheng

    Located in southeastern Shanxi Province, Jincheng is bordered by Henan Provin...