Promo video of Charming Yangquan
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The city of Yangquan city is in the eastern part of Shanxi province, to the west of Taihang Mountains, covering 4,451 square kilometers of land.
It is in the southeastern part of the Qinshui coalfield, the province's largest, and a major anthracite and industrial base. Its ferric sulfide and bauxite reserves are first in the country and its other resources include uranium, plaster, asbestos, limestone, clay, crystal and marble. Its coal and iron mining history goes back a thousand years. It has many enterprises in the bauxite business, with products exported to the United States and Europe.
Its industries focus on coal, metallurgy, chemicals, machinery, electric power, building materials, non-ferrous metals, and ceramics.
The city is a transportation hub, with the Shitai Railway line (from Shijiazhuang, Hebei province to Taiyuan, Shanxi province) and six other railways and roads connected to other cities, as well as short and long distance bus lines.
There are also many historical sites in Yangquan, including Guan Yu Temple, Guanshan and Cangshan mountains, Niangzi Pass, Shanxi's old eastern gate, and Jingxing Pass, one of China's largest passes before the Qin Dynasty (221-206 BC).