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View over Pingcheng and the Ming Dynasty city wall

Pingcheng ( Chinese  平 城區  /  平 城区 , Pinyin Píngchéng Qū ) is a district of the prefecture -level city of Datong in the north of the Chinese province of Shanxi . It has an area of ​​246 square kilometers and in 2018 had a resident population of about 807,000 and a temporary population of 180,000.

Pingcheng covers most of the urban area of ​​Datong, so many of the city's cultural assets are located in the area of ​​Pingcheng. These include the Buddhist Huayan Temple , the Shanhua Temple , the Nine Dragon Wall , the city wall of the Ming Dynasty , the Fahua Temple , the Drum Tower, the Chaoyang temple and the mosque.

Administrative structure

At the community level, the district has been made up of thirteen street districts and three municipalities since the regional reform of 2018 . These are:

Below this level there are 60 villages and 125 communities .

The district was created in 2018 from the old district of Chengqu , to which several street districts and communities of the also dissolved district of Nanjiao were incorporated.


Pingcheng is located on the Beijing – Baotou and Datong – Puzhou lines , as well as on the Beijing-Datong and Eren Hot – Guangzhou expressways . As of 2018, the Datong-Zhangjiakou high-speed line and the Datong-Xi'an high-speed line will be under construction.

The nearest airport, Datong-Yungang, offers connections to several large cities in China such as Shanghai , Beijing and Guangzhou .

Web links

Individual evidence

  1. a b c d e 平 城区 概况.大同市 平 城区 人民政府, accessed April 7, 2019 (Chinese).
  2. 行政 区划.大同市 平 城区 人民政府, accessed April 7, 2019 (Chinese).
  3. 历史 前沿.大同市 平 城区 人民政府, accessed April 7, 2019 (Chinese).

Coordinates: 40 ° 5 '  N , 113 ° 18'  E