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Datong

Datong
Administration
Full nameDatong
Official name大同市
Native name大同
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceShanxi
Geography
Urban Area802.9 sq mi (2080 km2)
Metro Area414.6 sq mi (1074 km2)
Elevation3418.6 ft (1042 m)
Demography
Total Population3318057 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1570035
Metro (pop.)1447550
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
License Plates晋B

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Datong ( ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province of North China, located a few hundred kilometres west by rail from Beijing with an elevation of 1040 m. It has a population of 3,318,057 at the 2010 census of whom 1,447,150 live in the built up area made of 3 out of 4 urban districts (City, Mining and Nanjiao).


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