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Changzhi

Changzhi
Administration
Full nameChangzhi
Official name长治市
Native name长治
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceShanxi
Government
City seatChengqu
Geography
Total Area5351.5 sq mi (13864 km2)
Demography
Total Population3234100 (2005)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code046000
Area code+86 (0)0355
Licence Plate Prefix晋D

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Changzhi ( ) is a prefecture-level city in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China. It lies between the city of Huozhou in Shanxi and the city of Hebi in Henan.

A transportation and industrial center, industries include iron, steel and machinery. Coal, iron ore, and asbestos are also mined nearby. An ancient city, dating from at least the Shang (Yin) dynasty (1600?- 1046 BCE), Changzhi was known as Luan until 1912.

Changzhi has a population of about half a million.


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