Name:Datong (大同; Dàtóng (/da-tong/)) Meaning:"great alike and together:" an idealized society in Confucian philosophy Previous names: Pingcheng Most popular food:millet cakes, Guangling dry tofu, stinky tofu
UNESCO World Heritage Site Yungang Grottoes
Abundant in historical sites
Now it is an industrial and coal mining city.
Transportation crossroads between Beijing and the coast and the north and west
Metro population density: 1,347/sq km (3,490/sq mi)
North to south distance of main urban area: 13.5 km (8.5 mi)
East to west distance of main urban area:13 km (8 mi)
Average high temperature in July: 28.2 degrees Celsius (82.8 °F)
Average low temperature in January: -16.6 degrees Celsius (2.1 °F)
Continental dry climate with four seasons; annual precipitation: 1,120 mm (44 in)
Known for cold dry winters, much sunshine, and smog.
Average annual income: (2008) 17,852 RMB (2,570 USD)
Development:developing; the city is a major producer of coal and has related industries such as chemical and metallurgical industries. It was a major stream locomotive producer until the 1970s and now produces regular electric locomotives.