Yinchuan

Prefecture-level city in Ningxia, China / From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Yinchuan (UK: /jɪnˈwæn/, US: /-wɑːn/;[2] simplified Chinese: 银川; traditional Chinese: 銀川; pinyin: Yínchuān) is the capital of the Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region, China,[3] and was the capital of the Tangut-led Western Xia dynasty. It has an area of 8,874.61 km2 (3,426.51 sq mi) and a total population of 2,859,074 according to the 2020 Chinese census, and its built-up area was home to 1,901,793 inhabitants spread between three urban districts. The city's name literally means "silver river".

Yinchuan
银川市
Yinchwan
Clockwise from top: View of Xingqing District from the Pagoda of Chengtian Temple, Drum Tower, Yinchuan railway station, Nanguan Grand Mosque, Western Xia mausoleums, Pagoda of Chengtian Temple, Fenghuang Monument
Clockwise from top: View of Xingqing District from the Pagoda of Chengtian Temple, Drum Tower, Yinchuan railway station, Nanguan Grand Mosque, Western Xia mausoleums, Pagoda of Chengtian Temple, Fenghuang Monument
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The territory of Yinchuan prefecture-level city (yellow) within Ningxia
The territory of Yinchuan prefecture-level city (yellow) within Ningxia
Yinchuan is located in Ningxia
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Yinchuan
Location of the city center in Ningxia
Yinchuan is located in China
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Yinchuan (China)
Coordinates (Ningxia People's Government): 38°29′06″N 106°13′30″E
CountryChina
Autonomous regionNingxia
Municipal seatJinfeng District
Government
  TypePrefecture-level city
  BodyYinchuan Municipal People's Congress
  CCP SecretaryZhang Zhu
  Congress ChairmanLi Hongru
  MayorZhao Xuhui
  CPPCC ChairmanMa Kai
Area
  Prefecture-level city8,874.61 km2 (3,426.51 sq mi)
  Urban
2,045 km2 (790 sq mi)
  Metro
2,045 km2 (790 sq mi)
Elevation
1,100 m (3,608 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
  Prefecture-level city2,859,074
  Density320/km2 (830/sq mi)
  Urban
1,901,793
  Urban density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
  Metro
1,901,793
  Metro density930/km2 (2,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
750000
Area code0951
ISO 3166 codeCN-NX-01
License plate prefixes宁A
Websitewww.yinchuan.gov.cn (Chinese)
Yinchuan
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"Yínchuān" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese银川
Traditional Chinese銀川
Hanyu PinyinYínchuān
Literal meaning"Silver River"

Yinchuan is now the permanent site for the China-Arab Expo, a platform for cultural and economic exchanges between China and Arab countries.

The city is also home to Ningxia University, the largest regional comprehensive university under Ningxia's Project 211.