Xiaoyi is located in Shanxi
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 36°5′N111°31′E / 36.083°N 111.517°E / 36.083; 111.517Coordinates: 36°5′N111°31′E / 36.083°N 111.517°E / 36.083; 111.517
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Lüliang
 • County-level city 946.0 km2 (365.3 sq mi)
 • Urban
54.50 km2 (21.04 sq mi)
 • County-level city 492,000
 • Density 520/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban 293,600
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Xiaoyi (Chinese: 孝义) is a county-level city under the administration of Lüliang prefecture-level city, in Shanxi Province, China.

Xiaoyi was built by the State of Jin in 594 BC, named Guayang in Spring and Autumn period. It was renamed Zhongyang in Three Kingdoms period and Yong'an in Northern Wei period. In 627 AD (Tang Dynasty), It was renamed Xiaoyi by Emperor Taizong of Tang.

Xiaoyi is known for its mineral resources, including coal, Iron ore and bauxite. It is also known for walnuts and shadow play.

External links [ edit ]

  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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