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Luoyang

Luoyang
Administration
Full nameLuoyang
Official name洛阳市
Native name洛阳
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Government
MayorGuo Hongchang
Geography
Total Area5979.9 sq mi (15492 km2)
Urban Area1661.3 sq mi (4304 km2)
Elevation472.4 ft (144 m)
Demography
Total Population6549486 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1500000
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code379
GDP¥30,080 per capita (2008)
EthnicitiesHan, Hui, Manchu, Mongolian
County-level divisions15
Township-level divisionsunknown
License plate prefixes C

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Luoyang ( ; Postal map spelling: Loyang; -cmnlwɔ̂jɑ̌ŋIPA) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province of Central China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the east, Pingdingshan to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, Sanmenxia to the west, Jiyuan to the north, and Jiaozuo to the northeast.

Situated on the central plain of China, one of the cradles of the Chinese civilization, Luoyang was one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China.


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