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Běnxī Shì
本溪 市
Benxi view over the city.jpg
View over the city in south direction
Coordinates 41 ° 18 ′  N , 123 ° 46 ′  E Coordinates: 41 ° 18 ′  N , 123 ° 46 ′  E
Location Benxis in Liaoning Province
Location Benxis in Liaoning Province
Basic data
Country People's Republic of China
region Northeast China
province Liaoning
status District-free city
structure 4 city districts, 2 autonomous counties
surface 907 km²
Metropolitan area 8435 km²
Residents 1,011,377 (2010)
Metropolitan area 1,709,538
density 1,115.1  Ew. / km²
Metropolitan area 202.7  Ew. / km²
Post Code 117000
Telephone code (+86) 24
Time zone China Standard Time (CST)
UTC +8
License Plate 辽 E
mayor Tian Shuhuai

Benxi ( Chinese  本溪 市 , Pinyin Běnxī Shì ) is a district-free city in the northeast Chinese province of Liaoning . It has an area of ​​8,435 km² and a population of 1,555,000 (2010). In terms of population, Benxi is the second smallest prefecture-level city in the province.

Administrative structure

Administratively, Benxi is made up of four city ​​districts and two autonomous counties . These are:

  • District Pingshan (平山区), 177 square kilometers, 350,000 inhabitants;
  • Xihu District (溪湖 区), 320 km², 220,000 inhabitants;
  • Mingshan District (明 山区), 410 km², 300,000 inhabitants;
  • City district Nanfen (南芬 区), 619 km², 80,000 inhabitants;
  • Benxi Autonomous County of Manju (本溪 满族 自治县), 3,362 km², 300,000 inhabitants, main town: Xiaoshi municipality (小 市镇);
  • Huanren Autonomous County of Manju (桓仁 满族 自治县), 3,547 km², 300,000 inhabitants, main town: Huanren Municipality (桓仁 镇).


The city was founded in 1915 as an industrial city. Today Benxi is an important mining and industrial center . There are large deposits of coal near the city, which led to the construction of Bengang , the largest plant for the production of special steel in China.

The Benxihu mine has been producing hard coal since 1905 . Since the 1990s, Benxi has also been a major production location for organic foods .


Individual evidence

  1. China Liaoning Business guide - Benxi ( Memento of the original from July 19, 2011 in the Internet Archive ) Info: The archive link was inserted automatically and has not yet been checked. Please check the original and archive link according to the instructions and then remove this notice. @1@ 2Template: Webachiv / IABot /