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Tongchuan (simplified Chinese: 铜川; traditional Chinese: 銅川; pinyin: Tóngchuān; literally: 'copper river') is a prefecture-level city located in central Shaanxi province, People's Republic of China on the southern fringe of the Loess Plateau that defines the northern half of the province (Shanbei) and the northern reaches of the Guanzhong Plain.
Location of Tongchuan Prefecture within Shaanxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||3,882 km2 (1,499 sq mi)|
|• Density||210/km2 (560/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-SN-02|
Tongchuan’s main industries are coal, building materials, machinery, textile and chemical and aluminium industry. Pottery and porcelain, with Yaozhou Kiln products are particularly well known. Tongchuan also produces medicines and food products.
Farm products include apples, hot peppers, Chinese prickly ash, garlic, flue-cured tobacco, walnuts and precious Chinese medicine herbs. Apple wine, apple vinegar, apple soft drink which are made of apples and processing products of hot pepper, walnut etc. are well known in China and are exported to Southeast Asia.
|Name||Hanzi||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km²)||Density (/km²)|
|Wangyi District||王益区||Wángyì Qū||200,230||162||1,236|
|Yintai District||印台区||Yìntái Qū||217,509||627||347|
|Yaozhou District||耀州区||Yàozhōu Qū||251,860||1,572||160|
|Yijun County||宜君县||Yíjūn Xiàn||91,160||1,476||64|
There are the ruins of the Yaozhou Kiln, the remains of Yuhua Palace, and many rare historical relics. The Forest of Stone Sculptures on Yaowang Mountain is a major historical relic under state protection.