Houma (simplified Chinese: 侯马; traditional Chinese: 侯馬; pinyin: Hóumǎ) is a county-level city in the southwest of the Shanxi province of the People's Republic of China, on the Fen River - the tributary of Yellow River; it is under the administration of Linfen City. Houma has an area of 220 km2 (85 sq mi) and has a population of 297,000.[when?]

Houma

侯马市
Houma is located in Shanxi
Houma
Houma
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 35°36′N 111°21′E / 35.600°N 111.350°E / 35.600; 111.350
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShanxi
Prefecture-level cityLinfen
Area
 • County-level city220.1 km2 (85.0 sq mi)
 • Urban
20.43 km2 (7.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2017)
 • County-level city257,000
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,000/sq mi)
 • Urban158,900
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Houma, also known as Xintian in ancient time, was the capital of the state of Jin from 585 BC to 376 BC. Ancient bronzeware workshops have been found here. Enormous numbers of historical relics have been excavated here.

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  1. ^ a b Ministry of Housing and Urban-Rural Development, ed. (2019). China Urban Construction Statistical Yearbook 2017. Beijing: China Statistics Press. p. 46. Retrieved 11 January 2020.

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