Linfen


Linfen

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website =http://www.linfen.gov.cn/
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Linfen (zh-tsp|t= 臨汾|s=临汾|p=Línfén) is a prefecture-level city in southern Shanxi province, People's Republic of China. It is situated along the banks of the Fen River. It was known as Pingyang (平阳) during the Spring and Autumn Period. It has an area of 20,275 square kilometers [cite web|url=http://www.linfen.gov.cn/go.shtml| title=Geography of Linfen| publisher=Lifen Government's official website| date=|accessdate=2008-09-09|language=Chinese] and a population of 4,172,000 as of the end of 2007. [cite web|url=http://www.linfen.gov.cn/go-4.shtml|title=Democraphics of Linfen|publisher=Linfen Government's official website|date=|accessdate=2008-09-09|language=Chinese]

History

According to legend, the site of present-day Linfen was the capital of Yao, a legendary ruler more than 4000 years ago. In the 1980s, Linfen was nicknamed "The Modern Fruit and Flower Town". However, because of the proliferation of coal-burning power plants, the city has become smoggy and dust-covered.

Administrative divisions

*Yaodu District (尧都区)
*Houma City (侯马市)
*Huozhou City (霍州市)
*Quwo County (曲沃县)
*Yicheng County (翼城县)
*Xiangfen County (襄汾县)
*Hongtong County (洪洞县)
*Gu County (古县)
*Anze County (安泽县)
*Fushan County (浮山县)
*Ji County (吉县)
*Xiangning County (乡宁县)
*Pu County (蒲县)
*Daning County (大宁县)
*Yonghe County (永和县)
*Xi County (隰县)
*Fenxi County (汾西县)

Economy

Notable industries of the Linfen area include coal mining and food processing.

Pollution

A study by the Blacksmith Institute found Linfen to be the most polluted city in the world [ [http://www.worstpolluted.org/ World's Worst Polluted Places] — by the Blacksmith Institute (accessed 2008-08-19)] . It has also been chosen as one of the world's ten dirtiest cities by the Popular Science website [ [http://www.popsci.com/environment/article/2008-06/worlds-10-dirtiest-cities The World's 10 Worst Cities] .] .

References

External links

* [http://www.linfen.gov.cn/ Official website of Linfen Government]
* [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/v5/content/features/chinaslideshow/index.html LinFen Photo Essay]
* [http://www.theglobeandmail.com/servlet/story/RTGAM.20070203.wclimatechina03/BNStory/ClimateChange/home A canary in the Chinese coal mine] (published 2007-03-02; accessed 2007-04-01)


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