Pingdingshan (simplified Chinese: 平顶山; traditional Chinese: 平頂山; pinyin: Píngdǐngshān), also known as the Eagle City, had 4,904,701 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 1,756,333 lived in the built-up or metropolitan area including Ye county. It is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.
Pingdingshan borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the north, Xuchang and Luohe to the east, Zhumadian to the southeast, Nanyang to the south, and Luoyang to the west.
Pingdingshan was founded in 1957. In Chinese, Pingdingshan means “mountain with a flat top”. The city is named after a nearby plateau, the top of which is very flat. The reason for the nickname of the city "Eagle City" can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the "Spring and Autumn Annals". There was a small country royal named Ying who lived in Pingdingshan area. In ancient times, the word "Ying" had the same pronunciation as Eagle in Chinese, therefore people also called Pingdingshan "Eagle City".
From 2003.08 to 2005.04 Wang Zhaoping was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2005.04 to 2008.03 Zhao Qinglin was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2008.03 to 2010.10 Li Endong was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2010.10 to 2013.04 Chen Jiansheng was the Mayor of Pingdingshan. From 2013.04 to now Zhang Guowei was the Mayor of Pingdingshan.
The prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.
Xinhua District (新华区) Area: 157km2 or 61sqmi，Population: 389,866, Post code: 467002
Weidong District (卫东区) Area: 103km2 or 40sqmi，Population: 302,603, Post code: 467021
Zhanhe District (湛河区) Area: 124km2 or 48sqmi，Population: 286,661, Post code: 467000
Shilong District (石龙区) Area: 35km2 or 14sqmi，Population: 54,912, Post code: 467045
Ruzhou City (汝州市) Area: 1,573km2 or 607sqmi，Population: 927,934, Post code: 467500
Wugang City (舞钢市) Area: 640km2 or 250sqmi，Population: 313,828, Post code: 462500
Lushan County (鲁山县) Area: 2,406km2 or 929sqmi，Population: 789,901, Post code: 467002
Baofeng County (宝丰县) Area: 722km2 or 279sqmi，Population: 490,269, Post code: 467400
Ye County (叶县) Area: 1,387km2 or 536sqmi，Population: 777,203, Post code: 467200
Jia County (郏县) Area: 727km2 or 281sqmi，Population: 571,524, Post code: 467100
Colleges and Universities
Pingdingshan Institute of Technology
Pingdingshan No.1 Middle School
Pingdingshan No.1 High School
Pingdingshan No.2 Middle School
Pingdingshan No.2 High School
Pingdingshan No.3 High School
Pingdingshan No.8 Middle School
Pingdingshan Experimental High School
Lushan No. 1 Middle School
Mineral Resources: Pingdingshan has extensive mineral resources such as coal, manganese, salt, iron, aluminum, fluorite, gypsum, etc.10.3 billion tons of coal reserves, the largest coalfield area in the South and East of China; well known as "the coal storage of the central area of China".230 billion tons of salt reserves, ranking first in Henan Province, second in China.Pindingshan is very rich in water resources compared to other inland cities. It has Baiguishan Reservoir, Zhaopingtai Reservoir, Yanshan Reservoir, Shimantan Reservoir and Gushitan Reservoir.
Pingdingshan has been identified by the Economist Intelligence Unit in the November 2010 Access China White Paper as a member of the CHAMPS (Chongqing, Hefei, Anshan, Maanshan, Pingdingshan and Shenyang), an economic profile of the top 20 emerging cities in China.
Pingdingshan thrush Valley A National "AAA" rated scenic spot and a major tourist attraction in Henan. It is named after the many thrushes breeding here. The scenic area is a total of 30 square kilometres (12 sq mi). There are numerous attractions such as cuckoo lake, an area known as "the pocket of the Three Gorges". Yaoshan A national "AAAA" rated scenic spot. Located nearby in Lushan County. Originally known as Yaoshan Shirenshan. Home to the Spring Temple Buddha, the largest statue in the world, built in 2002.