Xintai city

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Xintai in Shandong
Xintai in Shandong
Xintai city is located in Shandong
Xintai city
Xintai city
Location of the city center in Shandong
Coordinates: 35°54′32″N117°46′05″E / 35.909°N 117.768°E / 35.909; 117.768Coordinates: 35°54′32″N117°46′05″E / 35.909°N 117.768°E / 35.909; 117.768
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
Prefecture-level city Tai'an
 • Total 1,933 km2 (746 sq mi)
 • Total 1,315,942
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)

Xintai (Chinese: ; pinyin: Xīntài) is a county-level city in the central part of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. It is the easternmost county-level division of the prefecture-level city of Tai'an and is located about 50 kilometres (31 mi) to the southeast of downtown Tai'an.

Climate [ edit ]

Xintai lies in the north temperate zone with a monsoon climate. The average annual temperatures is 13.2℃[2]

Demographics [ edit ]

Historical population
Year Pop. ±% p.a.
1996 1,280,000 —    
2000 1,344,395 +1.23%
2010 1,315,942 −0.21%

History [ edit ]

Xintai has a long history dating back to the origins of the Chinese civilisation. In 1966, scientists concluded that a homo teeth fossil found in Xintai's Wuzhutai village belonged to a female teenager and that homo erectus were already living in the area five million years ago. Moreover, many primitive social sites belonging to ancient cultures were found on both sides of the Chaiwen River after archaeological excavations, such as the Dawenkou, Longshan and Yueshi cultures. This proves that the ancient Chinese had already created a prelude to the Oriental human civilisation in Xintai some four or five thousand years ago.[citation needed] In the Shang and Zhou dynasties, Xintai served as the capital of the Qi (杞) state. In 219 BC, Qin Shi Huang held a ceremony at Mount Liangfu. Emperor Wu and Emperor Guangwu of the Han dynasty also held similar ceremonies in Xintai. Besides, there were numerous famous Chinese people from Xintai, such as peace activist Liu Xiahui and musician Shi Kuang.

In the early Qing dynasty, in order to improve transport between north and south China, the Yongzheng Emperor ordered the construction of a new connecting road. After Yangliu station was set up, Xintai became an important centre of transport between the north and south.[4]

In August 2007, the Shandong coal mine flood killed 181 miners.[5]

Economy [ edit ]

Xintai is an important area of production of foods, vegetables and petroleum. There are about 1,600 million tons of coal deposits, other mineral deposits include quartz, limestone and clay. The industrial structure of Xintai is centered on energy, building materials, machines and chemical engineering. There are more than 1,000 corporations of industry and mining.[citation needed]

Transport [ edit ]

The Cilai railway runs through the city. The Jinghu and the Boxu expressways converge there.[citation needed]

References [ edit ]

  1. ^ a b 新泰市历史沿革 (in Chinese). 19 November 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  2. ^ 山东省新泰市地方志编纂委员会 (2004). 新泰市志 (1 ed.). 中华书局. ISBN 9787101044430. Retrieved 4 January 2020.
  3. ^ "新泰市历史沿革" (in Chinese). 19 November 2014. Retrieved 11 December 2017.
  4. ^ "[转载]新泰历史_羊氏文史考古_新浪博客". Retrieved 2016-10-27.
  5. ^ LA times. "LA times." Hope dim for Chinese miners. Retrieved on 2008-09-15.

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