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Mountain in the Taihang Mountains

Mountain in the Taihang Mountains

Highest peak Xiaowutai ( 2882  m )
location Hebei , Shanxi ( PR China )
Taihangshan 太行山 (China)
Taihangshan 太行山
Coordinates 39 ° 52 '  N , 115 ° 1'  E Coordinates: 39 ° 52 '  N , 115 ° 1'  E

The Taihangshan ( Chinese  太行山 , Pinyin Tàiháng Shān ), or the Taihang Mountains are a mountain range in the northern Chinese provinces of Shanxi and Hebei .

The mountains extend from the valley of the Juma He River (拒马河) of the Hebei or Haihe lowlands (i.e. from the Beijing district of Fangshan ) in the northeast to the Shanxi plateau in the southwest. Most of the mountains are between 1500 and 2000 meters high. The main peak Xiaowutai (小 五台山, ) has a height of 2882  m .

The area is rich in coal .

The provinces Shanxi ("west of the mountains") and Shandong ("east of the mountains") have received their names from their location west and east of the Taihang Shan .

The mountains are crossed by the Taihangshan Tunnel , which opened in 2009 and , with a length of 27.8 kilometers, is one of the longest rail tunnels in China.

Web links

Commons : Taihang Shan  - album with pictures, videos and audio files