This article is about the city in Henan. For the village in Liaoning, see Pingdingshan (village).
Prefecture-level city
Nickname(s): Eagle City

Pingdingshan in Henan

Location in China

Coordinates: 33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E / 33.733; 113.300Coordinates: 33°44′N 113°18′E / 33.733°N 113.300°E / 33.733; 113.300
Country China
Province Henan
  Secretary of Municipal Committee of the CPC Deng Yongjian
  Prefecture-level city 7,848 km2 (3,030 sq mi)
  Urban 384 km2 (148 sq mi)
  Metro 1,771 km2 (684 sq mi)
Population (2010)
  Prefecture-level city 4,904,701
  Density 620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)
  Urban 979,130
  Urban density 2,500/km2 (6,600/sq mi)
  Metro 1,756,333
  Metro density 990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 467000
Area code(s) 0375
GDP ¥25.345 billion (2014)
Major Nationalities Han, Hui
County-level divisions 10
Township-level divisions 124
License plate prefixes D
Simplified Chinese 平顶山
Traditional Chinese 平頂山

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 area (or metro) made up of 3 urban districts, Xinhua, Weidong, Zhanhe and Ye County being caught up by urbanization.[1] It's a prefecture-level city in central Henan province, China.


It 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 'flat mountain'; The city is named after a nearby plateau which has a very flat top. The reason for the city's "Eagle City" nickname can be traced back to two thousand years ago during the Spring and Autumn Annals. There was a small country royal named Ying that lived around Pingdingshan. In ancient times, the word "Ying" meant Eagle, therefore people also call Pingdingshan the Eagle City.


The prefecture-level city of Pingdingshan administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.

Colleges and universities

High schools


Twin towns — Sister cities

Pingdingshan, People's Republic of China is twinned with:


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.[5]

See also

Tourism Spots


Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Pingdingshan.
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