Yu County, Shanxi

Yu County

Yu County in Yangquan
Yu County in Yangquan
Yangquan in Shanxi
Yangquan in Shanxi
Coordinates: 38°05′08″N113°24′44″E / 38.0856°N 113.4123°E / 38.0856; 113.4123Coordinates: 38°05′08″N113°24′44″E / 38.0856°N 113.4123°E / 38.0856; 113.4123
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Yangquan
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Yu County, Shanxi
Traditional Chinese 盂縣
Simplified Chinese

Yu County, also known by its Chinese name Yuxian, is a county in the east of Shanxi Province, China. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Yangquan and occupies its northern majority.

Name [ edit ]

Yu County's name refers to its cup-like shape.

History [ edit ]

Yu County was settled by the Spring and Autumn Period, when it formed an independent kingdom.[which?]

Economy [ edit ]

It is best known for its production of black pepper and coal.

In 2005, the county's GDP was approximately 3.0 billion RMB, with 600 million RMB in taxes. The GDP per capita was equal to 3,646 yuan income for farmers and the total retail sales of consumer goods has reached 970 million yuan. Furthermore, there is 100 million kg of crop output and 10.71 million tons of coal production.

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