Baiyin city view
Baiyin city view
铜城 (Copper City)
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Baiyin is located in China
Location of Baiyin Prefecture within Gansu
Coordinates: 36°33′30″N104°12′29″E / 36.55833°N 104.20806°E / 36.55833; 104.20806
Country People's Republic of China
Region Gansu
 • Total 21,200 km2 (8,200 sq mi)
1,698 m (5,571 ft)
 • Total 1,708,751
 • Density 81/km2 (210/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s) 0943
ISO 3166 code CN-GS-04
Vehicle registration 甘D

Baiyin (Chinese: 白银市; pinyin: Báiyín; literally: 'Silver') is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Gansu province, People's Republic of China. The city is mostly known in China for the serial killings of Gao Chengyong.

Geography and climate [ edit ]

Yellow River Stone forest canyon

Baiyin is part loess plateau, part desert. Elevation ranges from 1275 to 3321 meters above sea-level. The climate is very arid with only 110–352 mm (4.3–13.9 in) of annual precipitation. Annual evaporation is 2,101 mm (82.7 in) resulting in a net loss of approximately 1,800 mm (71 in). The Yellow River flows from south to north for 214 km (133 mi) through Baiyin.

The area is 21,200 km2 (8,200 sq mi), 3,478 km2 (1,343 sq mi) of that urban.

Administration [ edit ]

Baiyin has 2 urban districts, 3 counties, 64 townships, 18 towns, and 7 sub-districts with a total population of 1,746,800(2011).

Name Simplified

Hanyu Pinyin Population



Baiyin District 白银区 Báiyín Qū 294,400 1,372 215
Pingchuan District 平川区 Píngchuān Qū 192,398 2,106 91
Jingyuan County 靖远县 Jìngyuǎn Xiàn 454,925 5,809 78
Huining County 会宁县 Huìníng Xiàn 541,273 6,439 84
Jingtai County 景泰县 Jǐngtài Xiàn 225,755 5,483 41

Economy [ edit ]

The Baiyin Nonferrous operates copper, zinc and selenium mines around Baiyin, although these mines are getting exhausted of ore. Financed by development funds, a high-tech park is being built, which is home to a contact lens factory.[2][3] Pingchuan District and Huining County are the largest coal production bases in Gansu province.

Transportation [ edit ]

Baiyin is directly served by the Baotou–Lanzhou railway, China National Highway 109 and G6 Beijing–Lhasa Expressway.

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ Main data bulletin of the sixth national census in 2010Archived 2014-11-29 at the Wayback Machine, 2011-05-09(in Chinese)
  2. ^ "Not so grim up north-west". 9 January 2014.
  3. ^ "全省唯一隐形眼镜自主研发生产企业:甘肃康视达科技集团在银揭牌". 4 August 2012. Archived from the original on 30 June 2016. Retrieved 31 May 2016.

External links [ edit ]

Coordinates: 36°33′N104°09′E / 36.550°N 104.150°E / 36.550; 104.150

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