What is Linfen known for?

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Dirtiest Cities The city has ranked at the bottom of the World Bank's air quality rankings. From its low point, in 2004, with only fifteen days out of the year with an acceptable level of air pollution


, at ). The whole prefecture-level city features a great variety of terrain. The city itself sits in a basin, which aggravates the pollution. Climate Linfen has a continental, monsoon-influenced semi-arid

precipitation days 5.6 May precipitation days 6.4 Jun precipitation days 8.8 Jul precipitation days 12.0 Aug precipitation days 10.0 Sep precipitation days 8.6 Oct precipitation days 6.4 Nov precipitation days 3.8 Dec precipitation days 2.0 source 1 Weather China Pollution China's rapid industrialization and urbanization beginning in the 1990s led to increased energy demand causing a dramatic increase

Dirtiest Cities The city has ranked at the bottom of the World Bank's air quality rankings. From its low point, in 2004, with only fifteen days out of the year with an acceptable level of air pollution

original temple

directions Located 3 km to the south of Linfen. phone tollfree fax hours price ¥40 content Yao Temple was built to honor Emperor Yao, one of the most respected emperors in Chinese history. According to ancient legend, Emperor Yao became emperor of China around 2350 B.C., over 4300 years ago. He was much respected for his humility, unpretentiousness, and caring devotion to his country and his people. The original temple honoring Emperor Yao was built some 1700 years ago

legendary history

servlet story RTGAM.20070203.wclimatechina03 BNStory ClimateChange home A canary in the Chinese coal mine (published 2007-03-02; accessed 2007-04-01) *BBC article Blacksmith Institute list Category:Cities in Shanxi Category:Prefecture-level divisions of Shanxi Foundation According to Chinese legend (Chinese legendary history), the Zhou lineage began


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popular science

"10 worst" report, calling the city the most polluted city nationally. It has also been listed as one of the world's ten dirtiest cities by the Popular Science website. The World's 10

, the environmental situation has improved. After a series of negative reports on the extreme level of pollution in the city, efforts were made to clean up Linfen. Substandard mines were closed. Coal trucks were

year extreme

climate (Köppen (Köppen climate classification) ''BSk''), with moderately cold, but dry winters, and hot, somewhat humid summers. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from , with close to 70% of this total falling from June to September. The frost-free period lasts on average 190 days per year. Extreme temperatures have


). In 316, the next Jin emperor was captured in Chang'an, and the whole of north China came under Xiongnu rule while remnants of the Jin dynasty survived in the south (known to historians as the Eastern Jin). Pollution Ürümqi can be always found to be one of the most polluted cities in China and in the world. Blacksmith Institute mentioned Urumqi in ''2007 World’s Worst Polluted Places'' caused by air pollution along with Linfen and Lanzhou, all in China.

abandoned to bandits and thugs. In fall 316, the Han Zhao general Liu Yao the Prince of Zhongshan made a major attack against Emperor Min's territory. After he captured Beidi Commandery (北地, roughly modern Tongchuan, Shaanxi), the other Jin cities in Guanzhong collapsed. Two relief forces arrived, but were hesitant to engage Liu Yao. Liu Yao therefore was able to siege Chang'an, and after the food supply ran out, Emperor Min resolved to surrender. He was delivered by Liu Yao

it and Emperor Huai's successor Emperor Min (Emperor Min of Jin) in 316. In 318, after the Han Zhao prime minister Jin Zhun massacred the Han Zhao imperial family and nobles in the capital Pingyang (平陽, in modern Linfen, Shanxi) after a coup, the officials who fled from the massacre offered the throne to Liu Yao, who accepted. After his and Shi Le's forces defeated Jin's, he moved the capital to Chang'an. In 319, he created Yang Xianrong his empress and her son Liu Xī crown

national population

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massive wooden

1000 years ago, and has been rebuilt a number of times since then, most recently in 1984. This drum tower is supported by 12 massive wooden pillars, each one meter in diameter. The building contains no nails and is held together by a series of interlocking wooden pieces. Visitors may climb to the top, and the drum on display is not the original one, but the bell on display is some 800 years old. Do Buy Eat Drink Sleep Stay safe One should generally not plan


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website footnotes '''Linfen''' ( url http: go.shtml title Geography of Linfen publisher Lifen People's Government accessdate 2008-09-09 language Chinese and according to the 2010 Census (Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China), a population of 4,316,612 inhabitants of which 944,050 live in the built-up (or metro) area made up of Yaodu urban district (Yaodu District).

Prior to 1978, Linfen was famous for its spring water, greenery and rich agriculture and therefore nicknamed "The Modern Fruit and Flower Town". Since then it has been developing into a main industrial center for coal mining, which has been seriously damaging the city's environment, air quality, farming, health and its past status as a green village.

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