lies in Henan Province and is the capital city. Zhengzhou also
is the important industry base and railway hinge of China. It
is 7.4 thousand square kilometers in area. The population here
is 5.6 million.
Zhengzhou is in the transition terrain between Huanghai and Huaihai Plain. It has a monsoon climate in the warm temperate zone, with an average annual temperature of 14.3 degree Celsius and an average annual precipitation of 640mm. The black frost period
can last 225 days. Zhengzhou abounds in mineral resources, including coal and cement rock.
Major industries are textile, machinery, tobacco, non-ferrous metal metallurgy, chemical, building materials, food and coal. Among them, textile industry and aluminum metallurgy industry are the ones of China's important industrial centers. In agriculture, there are wheat, corn, cotton and tobacco.
Zhengzhou is one of the biggest railway hinge. The highway and air-transportation are both convenient.
Song Mountain is in the download area. There are many mountains and they are all tall and straight. It is one of the famous ‵ive Mountains? in the ancient China. And now it is the national place of interest. In Song Mountain, there is a world famous temple: the Shaolin Temple. Shaolin Temple is the source of Buddhism. Shaolin Gongfu is well-known by the people all over the world. The wall-paintings of Ming Dynasty in the Qianfo Palace is the most wonderful spectacle in Chinese history.
The traditional specialties are Yellow River common carps, sesame seed, date and honey.