Yu County, Shanxi

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Yu County, Shanxi
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Yu County, also known by its Chinese name Yuxian, is a county in Yangquan Prefecture in eastern Shanxi Province, China.


Yu County's name refers to its cup-like shape.


Yu County was settled by the Spring and Autumn Period, when it formed an independent kingdom.[which?]


It is best known for its production of black pepper and coal.

In 2005, the county's GDP was approximately 3.0 billion RMB, with 600 million RMB in taxes. The GDP per capita was equal to 3,646 yuan income for farmers and the total retail sales of consumer goods has reached 970 million yuan. Furthermore, there is 100 million kg of crop output and 10.71 million tons of coal production.

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Coordinates: 38°05′17″N 113°24′48″E / 38.08806°N 113.41333°E / 38.08806; 113.41333