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Nanping

Nanping
Administration
Full nameNanping
Official name南平市
Native name南平
Other name闽北
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Government
CPC SecretaryLei Meichun
MayorGong Qinggai
Geography
Total Area10151.8 sq mi (26300 km2)
Elevation291 ft (88.7 m)
Demography
Total Population2900000 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code353000, 354000
Area code599
GDP2009
- TotalCNY 62.174 billion (USD 9.11 billion)
- per capitaCNY 21,439 (USD 3,142)
- Growth(+) 13.9%
License Plate Prefixes闽H
Local DialectMin Bei

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:This article is about the city in Fujian province. For the Ten Kingdoms-era kingdom also known as Nanping, see JingnanNanping ( ) is a prefecture-level city in northwestern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Ningde City to the east, Sanming City to the south, and the provinces of Zhejiang and Jiangxi to the north and west respectively. Part of the famous Wuyi Mountains range is located in this prefecture.

Nanping is a picturesque old city, located on a hill near the fall of the Jianxi (建溪) River into the Min, and surrounded by high stone walls. These high walls were used to prevent artillery fire. They formed a considerable obstacle to anything hostile back in the old days.

Eight children were killed in Nanping in March 2010 in a knife attack.


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