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Fushun

Fushun
Administration
Full nameFushun
Official name抚顺市
Native name抚顺
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceLiaoning
Government
CPC FushunCommittee Secretary
Geography
Total Area4350.6 sq mi (11271 km2)
Urban Area275.2 sq mi (713 km2)
Demography
Total Population2138090 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1340205
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code413

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Fushun () is a city in Liaoning, China, about 45 km east from Shenyang, with a population about 2,138 090 inhabitants at the 2010 census and an area of 11,271 km2, including 713 km2 of the city proper. Fushun is situated on the Hun He ("muddy river"). It was formerly called Fouchouen in French. The film The Lover starring Tony Leung Ka Fai described a love story between a young French woman and a young man from Fouchouen. The city was occupied by Russia until 1905 and by Japan until 1945.

Fushun is a highly industrialized area. It has developed as a thriving center for fuel, power and raw materials but is also offering more and more opportunities in textiles and electronics. It is connected by rail with nearby Shenyang and with Dalian. The world's largest artificial pit, known as the Magnificent West Pit, is located not far from the downtown. It is an open-pit coal mine, being in operation since about the 12th century. Fushun has a major aluminum-reduction plant and factories making automobiles, machinery, chemicals, cement, and rubber.


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