Changzhi is a prefecture-level city in Shanxi Province, People's Republic of China. It lies between the city of Huozhou in Shanxi and the city of Hebi in Henan. A transportation and industrial center, industries include iron, steel and machinery. Coal, iron ore, and asbestos are also mined nearby. An ancient city, dating from at least the Shang (Yin) dynasty (1600?- 1046 BCE), Changzhi was known as Luan until 1912. Changzhi has a population of about half a million.
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