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Coordinates: 42°13′25″N123°43′34″E / 42.2237°N 123.7260°E / 42.2237; 123.7260


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The Tieling City Government Building with Ruyi Lake
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Location of Tieling City jurisdiction in Liaoning
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Location of the city centre in Liaoning
Coordinates(Yinzhou District government): 42°17′12″N123°50′33″E / 42.2866°N 123.8424°E / 42.2866; 123.8424
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Municipal seat Tieling County
Districts and Counties
  • Yinzhou District
  • Qinghe District
  • Diaobingshan City
  • Kaiyuan City
  • Tieling County
  • Xifeng County
  • Changtu County
   CPC SecretaryWu Yesong
  MayorSun Yi
   Prefecture-level city 12,966 km2 (5,006 sq mi)
638 km2 (246 sq mi)
2,434 km2 (940 sq mi)
 (2020 census) [2]
   Prefecture-level city 2,388,294
  Density180/km2 (480/sq mi)
  Urban density720/km2 (1,900/sq mi)
  Metro density290/km2 (740/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
Area code(s) 24
ISO 3166 code CN-LN-12
Licence plates 辽M
Administrative division code 211200
Website www.tieling.gov.cn

Tieling (simplified Chinese :铁岭; traditional Chinese :鐵嶺; pinyin :Tiělǐng; lit. 'iron peak') is one of 14 prefecture-level cities in Liaoning province of the People's Republic of China. Tieling is a city where coal mining is an important industry.


The total population was 2,388,294 at the 2020 census whom 699,675 lived in the built-up area made of Yinzhou District and Tieling County. Tieling is a multiethnic area where the majority is Han and the minorities, like the Manchu, Korean, Mongolian, Hui, Xibo, Uygur, and ethnic Russians, live in a compact community. The minorities make up 23.2% of the total population. [3]

Administrative divisions

Tieling has jurisdiction over 7 divisions:

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.)Area (km²)Density (/km²)
Yinzhou District 银州区Yínzhōu Qū340,0002031,675
Qinghe District 清河区Qīnghé Qū100,000423236
Diaobingshan City 调兵山市Diàobīngshān Shì240,000263913
Kaiyuan City 开原市Kāiyuán Shì580,0002,825205
Tieling County 铁岭县Tiělǐng Xiàn380,0002,231170
Xifeng County 西丰县Xīfēng Xiàn350,0002,699130
Changtu County 昌图县Chāngtú Xiàn1,030,0004,322238


Climate data for Tieling (1981–2010 normals)
Average high °C (°F)−5.9
Daily mean °C (°F)−11.8
Average low °C (°F)−17.0
Average precipitation mm (inches)5.9
Average relative humidity (%)60544947526478796961596161
Source: China Meteorological Administration [4]


There are several sightseeing spots:

Map including Tieling (labeled as Tie Ling 
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Map including Tieling (labeled as 鉄嶺 T'IEH-LING) (AMS, 1956)


Tieling has abundant precious metal and mineral resources, including gold, silver, and aluminum. [5]

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