city, southwest-central Hebei sheng (province), China. It is situated in a well-watered area on the western edge of the North China Plain; the Taihang Mountains rise a short distance to the west. Situated on the main road from Beijing through western Hebei, it is southwest of the capital, roughly midway between Beijing and Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital. To the west, a route leads into northern Shanxi province via the Longquan Pass
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