Jiaozuo

Jiaozuo

[jyou-dzwoh]
Jiaozuo is a prefecture-level city in northern Henan province, People's Republic of China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yellow River, it borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the south, Xinxiang to the east, Jiyuan to the west, Luoyang to the southwest, and the province of Shanxi to the north.

Administration

The prefecture-level city of Jiaozuo administers 4 districts, 2 county-level cities and 4 counties.

History

Jiaozuo was established as a city in 1953.

Economy

Jiaozuo is noted for its blast furnaces and machine construction industries.

Transport

Jiaozuo is linked via railway to the nearby cities of Luoyang, Xinxiang, and Jincheng in nearby Shanxi Province.

Colleges and universities

Henan Polytechnic University (HPU), with a history of nearly 100 years, is the first mining university in Chinese history. Its former is Jiaozuo Coal Mining School which was established by the British Syndicate Co. Ltd., in 1909. It has changed its names several times in the course of development, namely, FuZhong Coal Mining University, Jiaozuo Private Institute of Technology, North-west Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo National Institute of Technology, Jiaozuo Mining Institute and Jiaozuo Institute of Technology. The University resumed its name of Henan Polytechnic University in 2004.

Place of tourism

Yun Tai Mountain, Qing Tian River, Qing Long Cape, Shen Nong Mountain.

Yun Tai Mountain is said to have a cascade of 314 meters in height, together with numerous smaller cascades, forming a natural miracle.

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