is a prefecture-level city
located in the Liaoning
province of China
, south-southeast of Shenyang
. Population: 1567000. It was founded as a metallurgical center in 1915. Bengang is the largest steel
manufacturer in Benxi. Benxi has pollution
problems due to the proximity of steel production. Compared to its more wealthy
neighbour Shenyang, Benxi city has poor transportation infrastructure
and waste management. The countryside, however, has rivers and limestone cliffs around Guanmenshan Forest garden where the forest acers
turn bright red in Autumn.
A river 3,000 meters long, 2 meters deep and wide enough for 20-30 boats, is found flowing through a giant 5 million-year cave 35 km from downtown Benxi. The cave is also filled with countless stalactites
and stone flowers, pillars and curtains.
Benxi contains 4 districts and 2 autonomous counties for the Manchu nation:
Within these there are 25 counties, 40 villages and towns, 229 communities and 289 village committees.