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Prefecture-level city
Baishan Railway Station
Baishan Railway Station
Baishan (red) in Jilin (orange)
Baishan (red) in Jilin (orange)
Baishan is located in Jilin
Location in Jilin
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Country People's Republic of China
Province Jilin
County-level divisions 6
Incorporated (city) 8 September 1986
Renamed 31 January 1994
 • Type Prefecture-level city
 • CPC Baishan Secretary Li Wei (李伟)
 • Mayor Peng Yonglin 彭永林
 • Total 17,485 km2 (6,751 sq mi)
Elevation 471 m (1,545 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,296,575
 • Density 74/km2 (190/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 134300
Area code(s) 0439
Licence plates 吉F
ISO 3166-2 cn-22-06

Baishan (Chinese: 白山; pinyin: Báishān) is a prefecture-level city in Jilin province of the People's Republic of China. "白山" literally means "White Mountain", and is named after Changbai Mountain (Chinese: 长白山; pinyin: Chángbái Shān, also known as Paektu Mountain).

Baishan is to be granted the title of China International Mineral Water City. In Baishan is the Baishan Dam.


In 1902, Qing imperial government set up the Linjiang County in today's Baishan region. During the Manchukuo period, Linjiang county was under the jurisdiction of Tonghua. In March 1959, Jilin provincial government promoted Linjiang County to a county-level city and renamed it as Hunjiang City, which is still under the administration of Tonghua Prefecture. In 1985, Hunjiang City developed into a prefecture-level city, administerring three districts and three counties including Fusong, Jingyu and Changbai. The city was renamed to Baishan in April, 1994 with the approval of the State of Council.[1]

Administrative divisions

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2003 est.) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Hunjiang District 浑江区 Húnjiāng Qū 330,000 1,388 238
2 Jiangyuan District 江源区 Jiāngyuán Qū 260,000 1,348 193
3 Linjiang City 临江市 Línjiāng Shì 180,000 3,009 60
4 Fusong County 抚松县 Fǔsōng Xiàn 300,000 6,150 49
5 Jingyu County 靖宇县 Jìngyǔ Xiàn 140,000 3,094 45
6 Changbai Korean Autonomous County 长白朝鲜族自治县 Chángbái Cháoxiǎnzú Zìzhìxiàn 80,000 2,496 32



  1. "Profile of Baishan" (in Chinese). Official website of Baishan City Government. Retrieved 2011-04-04. <templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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