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Sanmenxia

Sanmenxia
Administration
Full nameSanmenxia
Official name三门峡市
Native name三门峡
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Geography
Total Area4043.4 sq mi (10475 km2)
Urban Area63.3 sq mi (164 km2)
Metro Area507.6 sq mi (1315 km2)
Elevation1233.6 ft (376 m)
Demography
Total Population2233872 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)284312
Metro (pop.)548437
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal Code472000
Area code(0)398
GDP70.6 billion RMB (10.8 billion USD)
Major EthnicitiesHan
County-level divisions6
License plate prefixes M

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Sanmenxia ( ; Postal map spelling: Sanmenhsia) is a prefecture-level city in western Henan province in Central China. The westernmost prefecture-level city in Henan, Sanmenxia borders Luoyang to the east, Nanyang to the southeast, the province of Shaanxi to the west and the province of Shanxi to the north. The city lies on the south side of the Yellow River at the point where the river cuts through the Loess Plateau on its way to the North China Plain.

Its home to 2,233,872 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 548,437 live in the built up area made of Hubin urban district and Pinglu county in Zuncheng, now within the agglomeration


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