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Population  655,317 (2000)

Province  Shanxi
Area  4,452 km2
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Country  Peoples Republic of China

Map of Yangquan

Yangquan (simplified Chinese: 阳泉; traditional Chinese: 陽泉; pinyin: Yángquán) is a prefecture-level city in the east of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. Situated at the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau and the west side of the Taihang Mountains, Yangquan occupies a total area of 4,452 square kilometres (1,719 sq mi). According to the 2010 Census, Yangquan has a population of 1,368,502 inhabitants, 95,386 more than in 2000 (an annualized growth rate of 0.73% for the last decade).


Pan fried dumplings

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Geography and climate

Yangquan has a rather dry, monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwa), with cold and very dry winters, and hot, somewhat humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −3.4 °C (25.9 °F) in January to 24.0 °C (75.2 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 11.3 °C (52.3 °F). The diurnal temperature variation, not exceeding 13 °C (23 °F) in any month, is not large for provincial standards. More than 70% of the annual precipitation, which ranges from 450 to 550 millimetres (18 to 22 in) in the entire prefecture-level city (PLC), occurs from June to September; throughout the PLC, sunshine totals 2700–2900 hours annually, and the frost-free period lasts 130–180 days.


  • China National Highway 207
  • The Beijing–Kunming Expressway
  • Notable people

  • Co-founder of Baidu; Robin Li was born and raised in Yangquan.
  • Author of The Three-Body Problem; Liu Cixin was born and raised in Yangquan.
  • Twinned cities

  • Chesterfield, Derbyshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Mount Vernon, New York, United States
  • References

    Yangquan Wikipedia

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