Coordinates: 41°06′29″N 122°59′38″E / 41.108°N 122.994°E / 41.108; 122.994
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Shengli Plaza
Shengli Plaza
Location of Anshan City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Location of Anshan City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Anshan is located in Liaoning
Location of the city centre in Liaoning
Coordinates (Anshan municipal government): 41°06′29″N 122°59′38″E / 41.108°N 122.994°E / 41.108; 122.994
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Municipal seatTiedong District
Districts and Counties
 • Party SecretaryWang Shiwei
 • MayorWu Zhongqiong
 • Prefecture-level city9,270 km2 (3,580 sq mi)
 • Land8,563 km2 (3,306 sq mi)
 • Water689 km2 (266 sq mi)  7.4%
 • Urban794.9 km2 (306.9 sq mi)
 • Metro
3,997.8 km2 (1,543.6 sq mi)
Highest elevation
1,141 m (3,743 ft)
Lowest elevation
2 m (7 ft)
 (2020 census)[2]
 • Prefecture-level city3,325,372
 • Density360/km2 (930/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density1,900/km2 (5,000/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code412
ISO 3166 codeCN-LN-03
Licence plates辽C
Administrative division code210300

Anshan (Chinese: 鞍山; pinyin: Ānshān; literally: "saddle mountain") is an inland prefecture-level city in central-southeast Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. It is located about 92 kilometres (57 miles) south of the provincial capital of Shenyang. As of the 2020 census, it was Liaoning's third most populous city with a population of 3,325,372 people. It has an area of about 9,270 km2 (3,580 sq mi) spanning 133 km (83 mi) from east to the west.

The city's name came from the horse saddle-like shape of a nearby mountain south of the city. Anshan is home to the Anshan Iron and Steel Group, one of the largest steel makers in China. Anshan holds one-third of the world's supply of talcum[3] and a quarter of the world's reserves of magnesite.[3] Anshan also produced the largest ever jade stone, now a local tourist attraction carved as a Buddha statue.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 50. Archived from the original on 18 June 2019. Retrieved 11 January 2020.
  2. "China: Liáoníng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "China Briefing Business Reports". Asia Briefing. 2009. Archived from the original on 18 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-02-08.