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History and culture

2013-10-17

Shanxi is considered the cradle of the Chinese civilization and has a rich history and cultural heritage.

Geography and natural state

2013-10-17

Shanxi Province covers an area of 156,700 square kilometers, accounting for 1.6 percent of China’s total area.

Population

2013-10-17

According to the sample survey of population in 2012, Shanxi Province has 36.1083 million permanent residents, up by 175,500 persons.

Economy

2013-10-17

The province's GPD in 2012 was 1.21 trillion yuan ($197.92 billion), up 10.1 percent from the previous year.

Transportation and Telecommunication

2013-10-17

The length of railways has reached 3773.7 kilometers in 2012.

Social undertakings

2013-10-17

The province developed a mid-to-long-term plan for scientific and technological development, in 2012, with spending on R&D as a percentage of GDP up 1.17 percent.

Natural resources

2013-10-17

The province is rich in minerals with a great variety spread across a wide area.

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