Area: 14,000 square kilometers (5,405 square miles)
Nationalities: Han, Manchu
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Xiexi, Tiedong); 1 county (Lishu); 1 autonomous county (Yitong Manchu Autonomous County); 2 county-level cities (Gongzhuling, Shuangliao)
Seat of the city government: No.95, Yingxiong Street, Tiexi District, Siping City
Location: Standing in the center of the Songliao Plain, southwest of Jilin Province, Siping is located at the convergence of Jilin, Liaoning and Inner Mongolia. It is bordered by Changchun, the capital city of Jilin in the northeast.
History: Since the Shang Dynasty (16th-11th century BC), this region had been inhabited by settlers. Historically, it was inhabited successively by Fuyu, Korean, Kitanyes, Jurchen, Mongolian, Manchu and kingdoms of these ancient ethnic minorities in Northeast China.
Physical Features: Located in the hinterland of Songliao Plain, nearly eighty percent of the city's territory is occupied by plain area, while hilly area is in the second place, at a percentage of fifteen. Mountains only account of six percent. On the whole, the terrain of the city declines from southeast to northwest.
Climatic Features: Bearing a temperate continental monsoon climate, the city is characterized by dry and windy spring, wet and hot summer, moderate and cool autumn, as well as long and chilly winter. Mainly, the rainfall concentrated on the period from June to August. The annual average temperature falls between 4 and 6 degree centigrade (39.2-42.8 degree Fahrenheit)
When to Go: Spring and autumn are favorable for visiting, however, snowscape in Siping's winter is also attracting.
Special Local Products: deer antler, ginseng, jade carving, carpet, embroidery, willow-twig weaving product
Yitong Volcano Group is a national nature reserve consisted of sixteen volcanoes. Large-scale rock caves and columns of pagoda-shaped rock scattered around the volcanoes may bring people into exceedingly fanciful land. Relying on its unique volcano landscape resources, Yitong is always attracting frequent influxes of geologists and tourists.
Other Scenic Spots: Shanmen Scenic Area, Old Town of Yehenala
Universities in Siping