Located in southeastern Shanxi province; a typical mining resource-based city; a core energy resource area.
In 2015, local GDP: 10.402 billion yuan; GDP growth rate: 3%; per capita GDP: 44,933 yuan; tertiary industry as share of total: 40%; urbanization rate: 57.42%.
A key manufacturing base of anthracite coal. Coal and coal bed methane mining, metallurgy, the chemical industry and thermal power generation make up the bulk of its industrial structure. The secondary industry dominates energy consumption. Industrial energy consumption is about 80% of municipal consumption.