Overview

(chinadaily.com.cn)

Updated: 2020-03-25

Population: 37.29 million (2019)

Location: North China 

Area: 156,700 square kilometers

Administrative divisions:

Shanxi province governs 11 prefecture-level cities. Taiyuan, the capital city, sits in the middle of the province and the remaining 10 cities from North to South are: Datong, Shuozhou, Xinzhou, Yangquan, Lyuliang, Jinzhong, Changzhi, Jincheng, Linfen, and Yunchen. The 11 prefecture-level cities are sub-divided into 119 county-level divisions (23 districts, 11 county-level cities, and 85 counties). 

International relations:

Intl Sister Cities/RegionsDate SignedIntl Sister Cities/RegionsDate Signed
Ōmuta, JapanOct 16, 1981Saitama Prefecture, JapanOctober 1982
Newcastle, UK April 15, 1985Idaho, USAOct 28, 1985
Tennessee, USA Dec 24, 1986Derbyshire, UKApril 4, 1987
Himeji, JapanMay 19, 1987Chesterfield, UK Sept 24, 1987
Chichibu, Japan Oct 7, 1988City of Reading, USAJuly 27, 1992
Abruzzo, Italy Sept 16, 1992Canelones, UruguayNov 12, 1992
Marl, GermanyOct 4, 1993Briey, FranceJune 22, 1994
Mount Vernon, USASept 16, 1995Lanciano, ItalySept 20, 1995
Launceston, AustraliaNov 28, 1995Saratov, RussiaDec 8, 1995
Chemnitz, GermanyMay 17, 1999Douala, Cameroon   Oct 12, 1999   
Mureș County, RomaniaJuly 23, 2000   Ulyanovsk Oblast, Russia July 2001
Bury, UK  Aug 6, 2003  Provins, France  Sept 15, 2005
Upper Hutt, New ZealandNov 5, 2005     Nashville, USAApril 18, 2007
Szolnok, Hungary Nov 25, 2007Vals, AustraliaJuly 15, 2008
Cacadu, South Africa Aug 10, 2008City of Rome, USA Nov 7, 2008
Solnock, HungarySept 10, 2009 Hoi An, Vietnam Sept 8, 2010
Luang Prabang, LaosFeb 5, 2012Saint-Denis, FranceMar 2, 2012
Pomona, USAJune 17, 2012Donetsk, UkraineAug 25, 2012
Marmande, FranceSept 16, 2012Gwangju, KoreaDec 17, 2014
West Virginia, USAJune 2015Geraldton, AustraliaOct 8, 2015
Jeollanam-do, South KoreaNovember, 2017Moravia Silesia Region, Czech RepublicApril 9, 2018
Pavlodar Region, KazakhstanApril 13, 2018Mombasa, KenyaNov 14, 2018
Dundgovi Province, MongoliaNov 14, 2018Lori Province, The Republic of ArmeniaApril 25, 2019

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