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Tianying (Chinese :田营; pinyin :Tiányíng) is a town under the administration of Jieshou, which is in turn administered by the prefecture-level city of Fuyang, in northwestern Anhui Province, China. The town has 26,095 inhabitants according to the 2001 census.

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Jieshou is a county-level city under the administration of Fuyang City, located on the Huang-Huai Plain in northwestern Anhui province, People's Republic of China. Jieshou, an important commercial port and gateway, borders Henan Province on the west and the Ying River, a major tributary of the Huai River flows in a southeasterly direction across the county to Fuyang. According to the "China Statistical Yearbook" the population of Jieshou city stood at 109,103 in 2010, while GeoNames, puts the population at over 140,000 inhabitants. Covering a total area of 667 square kilometers, the county-level city comprises three urban sub-districts of Jieshou, and in the surrounding rural area a further 15 towns and townships make up the total population of 740,000.

Nearly half of China's lead production is located in Tianying and the surrounding area. The use of antiquated technology and lack of proper disposal has led to high levels of lead pollution in the area. While the government closed some of the lead factories in 2003, the Blacksmith Institute still rated the place as one of the world's most polluted in 2007. [1] Tianying, along with the Chinese city of Linfen, are two of the world's most polluted cities according to Time Magazine [2]

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References

  1. Blacksmith Institute, The 2007 Top Ten of Worst Polluted Places
  2. TIME, The World's Most Polluted Cities