Yangquan, Shanxi Province, China

🇨🇳 Yangquan is a prefecture-level city in the east of Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. Yangquan is situated at the eastern edge of the Loess Plateau and the west side of the Taihang Mountains, known as "Rippling Spring" in ancient times. Yangquan is a new industrial city of Shanxi province. It belongs to the warm temperate semi-humid continental monsoon climate zone. Yangquan City has jurisdiction over two counties and three districts.

Yangquan is the gateway of the Shanxi province, located between Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang. Yangquan is located in the eastern developed areas and the central and western regions of the combination zone, and also located in the reasonable transport sector through Tianjin, Qingdao, Huanghua. There are the ninth pass and Niangzi pass of the Great Wall, the Cangshan tourist Scenic spot, the Guanshan Academy, the former residence of Shi pingmei, the Liangjiazhai Hot Spring, and the Shinaoshan Forest Park.

The industry of Yangquan includes, the planting of crops; grain; oil; corn; the production of meat; pork; beef; and mutton; Milk and Eggs; aquatic products; forestry; Industrial enterprises; coal and electricity; finished goods; the construction industry; general contracting and professional contracting enterprises; the service sector; the tertiary sector; and investment in real estate development.

Economy In 2017, Yangquan achieved a regional gross domestic product of 67.2 billion yuan, an increase of 6.3 percent at comparable prices.

Among them, the added value of the primary industry was 1.04 billion yuan, up 3.0 percent, the added value of the secondary industry was 32.04 billion yuan, an increase of 5.6 percent, and that of the tertiary industry was 34.12 billion yuan, an increase of 7.1 percent. The composition of the three industries was adjusted from 1.7 to 48.0 50.3 in 2016 to 1.5 to 47.7 50.8.

The per capita regional GDP was 47790 yuan, or US$7078 at the average exchange rate in 2017.

Consumer prices rose 1.4% year-on-year, with food prices falling 0.9%. Retail prices rose 0.8%.

The ex-factory prices of industrial producers rose 8.1%, of which the prices of means of production and means of living rose by 7.7% and 7.7%, respectively.

The purchase price of industrial producers rose 14.8 percent.

25326 new jobs were created in cities and towns throughout the year.

11626 rural workers were transferred.

At the end of the year, the registered unemployment rate in cities and towns was 3.11%, below the provincial control target of 4.2%.

In 2017, investment in fixed assets in Yangquan City totaled 24.57 billion yuan, an increase of 6.6 percent over the same caliber.

Of this total, investment in the primary industry was 300 million yuan, down 88.8 percent; investment in the secondary industry was 14.97 billion yuan, up 51.3 percent; and investment in the tertiary industry was 9.3 billion yuan, down 11 percent.

According to the type of registration, the holding investment of the state-owned economy was 14.79 billion yuan, an increase of 29.4 percent.

By major sectors, industrial investment was 14.97 billion yuan, up 51.3 percent; infrastructure investment was 3.61 billion yuan, down 24.9 percent; and other investment was 5.99 billion yuan, down 28.2 percent. In the whole year, 193 projects with investment in fixed assets (excluding real estate) were completed and put into production, with an investment rate of 53.0%, with a new fixed assets of 10.66 billion yuan and a utilization rate of 49.5%. In 2017, the general public budget revenue of Yangquan City reached 5 billion yuan, an increase of 21.1 percent.

Of this total, tax revenue was 3.79 billion yuan, an increase of 38.5 percent. Domestic value-added tax, business tax, enterprise income tax, personal income tax, resource tax and urban construction tax totaled 3.09 billion yuan.

They increased by 76.9%, decreased by 99.0%, increased by 175.8%, increased by 56.0%, increased by 65.7% and increased by 19.3%.

The general public budget expenditure was 10.58 billion yuan, an increase of 10.5 per cent. Of these, expenditure on agriculture, forestry and water services decreased by 1.2%, expenditure on education increased by 4.6%, expenditure on social security and employment increased by 18.8%, expenditure on health and family planning increased by 1.3%, and expenditure on energy conservation and environmental protection increased by 21.4%.

Spending on culture, sports and media increased by 1.8%, spending on urban and rural communities increased by 8.9%, and expenditure on public security increased by 1.0%. In 2017, the per capita disposable income of urban permanent residents in Yangquan City was 29581 yuan, an increase of 6.4 per cent. The per capita disposable income of rural permanent residents was 12963 yuan, an increase of 6.5 per cent. The per capita disposable income of low-income households in cities and towns accounted for 20 per cent of the total households surveyed, up 8.2 per cent, while that in rural areas accounted for 20 per cent of the total households surveyed, accounting for 5553 yuan, an increase of 14.8 per cent.

Primary industry In 2017, the planting area of crops in Yangquan City decreased by 1.5 per cent to 55000 hectares. Of this total, grain planting area was 53000 hectares, down 2.5 percent, and oil planting area was 123.5 hectares, an increase of 32.4 percent. Among the grain acreage, the corn acreage was 45000 hectares, down 3.4 per cent. The total grain output for the whole year was 260000 tons, an increase of 0.4 percent. Of this total, corn was 239000 tons, an increase of 0.2 per cent. In 2017, Yangquan's total meat output was 21000 tons, an increase of 5.1 per cent. Of this total, pork production was 16000 tons, up 4.7 per cent; beef production was 400 tons, up 70.2 per cent; and mutton production was 1000 tons, up 17.4 per cent. Milk production was 6000 tons, down 18.2 per cent. Egg production was 33000 tons, down 2.2 per cent. The output of aquatic products was 701 tons, an increase of 12.8 percent. In 2017, Yangquan City completed afforestation area of 3.7 thousand hectares, an increase of 21.1 percent, of which the artificial afforestation area was 3.3 thousand hectares, an increase of 18.8 percent. Barren mountains and wasteland afforested an area of 3.3 thousand hectares. By the end of 2017, the total power of agricultural machinery in Yangquan City was 331000 kilowatts, down 21.5 percent. The area of mechanical cultivated land was 42000 hectares, down 0.7 percent, the mechanical sown area was 44000 hectares, and the mechanical harvest area was 17000 hectares, up 1.1 percent and 0.8 percent respectively over the previous year. The total income of agricultural mechanisation in the city reached 210 million yuan, an increase of 5.0 per cent.

Secondary industry In 2017, the number of industrial enterprises above the scale of Yangquan reached 123, with an industrial added value of 21.7 billion yuan, an increase of 5.5 percent. The raw coal output of industrial enterprises above scale was 51.326 million tons, an increase of 1.1 per cent. Coal washing was 23.881 million tons, down 29.9 percent, and electricity was 12.55 billion kilowatt hours, up 27.7 percent. In 2017, industrial enterprises above the scale of Yangquan achieved 73.91 billion yuan in main business income, an increase of 21.3 percent, and 4.01 billion yuan in profits and taxes, an increase of 91 percent. Of these, the total profits were-1.64 billion yuan, 180 million yuan more than the same period last year. The tax reached 5.65 billion yuan, an increase of 44.1 per cent. The "two funds" of enterprises occupied 14.47 billion yuan, down 9.7 percent, of which accounts receivable totaled 11.81 billion yuan, down 14.3 percent, and finished goods totaled 2.66 billion yuan, an increase of 18.8 percent. There were 54 loss-making enterprises, with a loss of 43.9 percent, and a loss of 3.41 billion yuan, an increase of 30.7 percent. In 2017, the added value of the construction industry in Yangquan reached 5.08 billion yuan, an increase of 6.2 per cent. The total profits of general contracting and professional contracting enterprises with construction qualifications were 30 million yuan, down 83.9 percent, and the tax paid was 460 million yuan, an increase of 96.7 percent. *Tertiary Industry.** In 2017, investment in real estate development in Yangquan City totaled 3.03 billion yuan, down 52.7 percent. According to the purpose of the project,

Transportation In 2017, the added value of transportation, warehousing and postal services in Yangquan reached 5 billion yuan, an increase of 12.1 per cent. The mileage of highway lines is 5660.4 km at the end of the year, an increase of 2.2 km over the end of last year. For the whole year, the railway freight volume was 44.971 million tons, an increase of 3.7 percent, and the railway passenger volume was 2.64 million, an increase of 1.3 percent. The number of civilian vehicles in the city reached 217000 (including three-wheeled vehicles and low-speed trucks), an increase of 9.9 percent, of which 190000 were private cars, an increase of 11.3 percent. The number of cars was 134000, an increase of 10.9 percent, of which 126000 were private cars, an increase of 11.7 percent.

Aviation Yangquan City is located between Taiyuan and Shijiazhuang, the urban area is about 140 km away from Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport in the east, and about 100 km away from Taiyuan Wusu International Airport in the west. There are a number of air ticket outlets in the city, quick and convenient to inquire and book flights. In 2016, the Yangquan City Terminal of Taiyuan Wusu International Airport officially opened, providing ticket purchase and airport shuttle services. In 2017, the Yangquan Terminal of Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport officially opened, providing ticket purchase and airport pick-up services.

Railway China's first electrified railway double line, the Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan railway, runs through the urban area.

In 2009, Yangquan North railway station was opened on the Shijiazhuang–Taiyuan high-speed railway. Most services to the older station were canceled leading to complaints from residents as it took 90 minutes by road to reach Yangquan North railway station from downtown Yangquan, and that journeys were less convenient.

Construction started in 2016 on the Yangquan–Dazhai railway. As well as carrying freight, it will allow faster journeys from downtown Yingquan to Yingquan North railway station as well as south to Dazhai. The first section, from Yangquan North to Yangquan East, opened in 2020.

Highway The highway traffic has formed the highway network which runs through the east and the west, longitudinally through the north and south, the trunk and branch crisscross, the layout is reasonable, take the city as the centre to radiate to two counties and three districts. East to Hebei, west to Taiyuan, south to Changzhi, north to five, extending in all directions. The first high-grade highway in Shanxi Province, Taijiu Expressway, passes through the border and runs through the Beijing-Shenzhen Expressway and the Beijing-Tianjin-Tang Expressway, which has greatly improved the investment environment in Yangquan and made it very convenient to go east and west. In 2013, Yangquan City, county and county access asphalt road, township access road, village access motor vehicles. Highway traffic is developing in the direction of wide roadbed, large tonnage and high speed. Yangquan Expressway is more developed. The Beijing-Shenzhen high-speed and the Beijing-Tianjin-Tangshan high-speed all connect with its main line too old high-speed. It is only an hour's drive from Taijiao Expressway across Yangquan to Shijiazhuang Airport or Taiyuan Airport, while it takes only more than three hours to get to Beijing via Taijiu Expressway and Jingshi Expressway. The 207 National Highway and 307 National Highway also pass through Yangquan, making the traffic of Yangquan Highway easy to reach all directions. Yangquan City bus terminal every day to Zhengzhou, Taiyuan, Shijiazhuang, Beijing, Jinzhong and other places of the bus.

Speciality Walnut and their oil, pepper, dried cucumber, coal carving, casserole and vinegar is the speciality goods of Yangquan.

Yangquan, Shanxi Province, China 
<b>Yangquan, Shanxi Province, China</b>
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Yangquan has a population of over 731,228 people. Yangquan also forms the centre of the wider Yangquan prefecture which has a population of over 1,411,440 people.

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