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Contributor: Xinhua News Agency
Tuesday, October 26 2021 - 19:24
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Changzhi, Shanxi, Magnificent Taihang Mountains
CHANGZHI, China, Oct. 26, 2021 /Xinhua-AsiaNet/--

Located in the southeastern part of Shanxi Province, Changzhi City was once 
called "Shangdang" in history. It covers an area of 13,900 square kilometers 
and has a permanent population of 3.18 million.

Changzhi is a city of rich culture and quality, with a long history and 
profound heritage. In ancient times, Shennong the Yan Emperor who is one of the 
earliest emperors, used to taste the unknown herbs, grow the grains, and teach 
the people to cultivate here. Many prehistoric myths and legends such as 
Jingwei Reclaiming the Sea, Nvwa Replenishing the Sky, Houyi Shooting the suns, 
and Yugong moving the mountain all originated here, and are known as the 
"Hometown of Chinese Mythology". Since the establishment of Shangdang County in 
the Qin Dynasty, Changzhi has a history of more than 2,300 years of city 
construction and is known as the "Museum of Ancient Culture and Ancient 
Architecture".

Changzhi is a charming city of with excellent landscape, suitable for living 
and traveling. The annual average temperature is 9.5 degrees Celsius, with no 
severe cold in winter and no sweltering heat in summer. The beauty of Taihang 
mountains and rivers is gathered here, and the Taihang Mountain Grand Canyon is 
known as one of the "ten most beautiful canyons in China". The city's forest 
coverage rate is 31.92%, and the green coverage rate of the main urban area is 
47.3%. The Laodingshan National Forest Park, the Zhangze Lake National Urban 
Wetland, and the "three rivers and one canal" water system around the city 
outline the harmonious coexistence of landscapes and cities.

Changzhi is a vigorous and dynamic city with obvious advantages and huge 
potential. There are 6 expressways in the territory, national highways 207 and 
208 run north-south, national highway 309 runs east-west; Zhengtai high-speed 
railway runs north-south, Taijiao and Hanchang railways are connected with 
national arteries, the  Beijing-Guangzhou and Longhai railway lines; Wari 
railway is directly connected with Rizhao Port; Changzhi Wangcun Airport has 11 
navigable cities. Changzhi is known as the "City of Coal and Iron". At present, 
there are more than 40 kinds of coal, iron, silicon, marble and so on, among 
them, the proven reserves of coal are 29.6 billion tons, iron ore are about 100 
million tons.

Source: The News Center of Changzhi City

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