Hall of Great Acomplishement in the Confucious Temple of Pingyao
Hall of Great Acomplishement in the Confucious Temple of Pingyao
Location of Jinzhong City jurisdiction in Shanxi
Location of Jinzhong City jurisdiction in Shanxi
Jinzhong is located in Shanxi
Location of the city center in Shanxi
Coordinates (Jinzhong municipal government): 37°41′17″N 112°45′09″E / 37.6880°N 112.7526°E / 37.6880; 112.7526Coordinates: 37°41′17″N 112°45′09″E / 37.6880°N 112.7526°E / 37.6880; 112.7526
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
County-level divisions 12
Municipal seat Yuci District
 • Type Prefecture-level city
 • CPC Jinzhong Secretary Zhang Pu (张璞)
 • Mayor Wu Qinghai (吴清海)
 • Prefecture-level city 16,408 km2 (6,335 sq mi)
 • Urban
450.00 km2 (173.75 sq mi)
 • Districts[1] 1,311.0 km2 (506.2 sq mi)
 (2010) [2]
 • Prefecture-level city 3,249,425
 • Density 200/km2 (510/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Districts[1]
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s) 0354
ISO 3166 code CN-SX-07
Licence plates 晋K
Administrative division code 140700
Website sxjz.gov.cn
Traditional Chinese 晉中
Simplified Chinese 晋中
Literal meaning Central Jin
Chinese 榆次
Literal meaning Elm Place

Jinzhong, formerly Yuci, is a prefecture-level city with 3.2 million inhabitants at the 2010 census in east central Shanxi province of the People's Republic of China, bordering Hebei province to the east.


Lingshi County was the location of the Nanshan Colliery disaster.

In 1999, the area was considered sufficiently urbanized that Jinzhong Prefecture became a prefecture-level city, with its former seat at Yuci becoming its county-level Yuci District.

Administrative divisions

Jinzhong is divided into the following county-level subdivisions:

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
Yuci District 榆次区 Yúcì Qū 530,000 1,327 399
Taigu District 太谷区 Tàigǔ Qū 280,000 1,034 271
Jiexiu City 介休市 Jièxiū Shì 380,000 743 511
Yushe County 榆社县 Yúshè Xiàn 140,000 1,651 85
Zuoquan County 左权县 Zuǒquán Xiàn 160,000 2,028 79
Heshun County 和顺县 Héshùn Xiàn 140,000 2,251 62
Xiyang County 昔阳县 Xīyáng Xiàn 230,000 1,943 118
Shouyang County 寿阳县 Shòuyáng Xiàn 210,000 2,111 99
Qi County 祁县 Qí Xiàn 260,000 854 304
Pingyao County 平遥县 Píngyáo Xiàn 490,000 1,260 389
Lingshi County 灵石县 Língshí Xiàn 240,000 1,206 199


Jinzhong has a continental, monsoon-influenced semi-arid climate (Köppen BSk),[3] with cold and very dry winters, and hot, humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −5.5 °C (22.1 °F) in January to 24.2 °C (75.6 °F) in July, and the annual mean is 10.39 °C (50.7 °F). Typifying the influence of the East Asian Monsoon, over two-thirds of the annual 388 millimetres (15.3 in) of precipitation occurs from June to September.



The prefecture-level city houses several Shanxi Courtyard Houses, businessmen's residences lauded as outstanding civilian residences.

Yuci District is increasingly connected to nearby Taiyuan, whose built-up area was home to 3,848,151 people in 2010.

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