Anshan is a metropolitan area in China
Inhabitants: 2,200,000 (World Rank 185)
incl. Liaoyang
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Ānshān Chinese: 鞍山; pinyin: Ānshān; lit. 'saddle mountain') is the third largest prefecture level city in Liaoning province of China. Situated in the central area of the province, Anshan is about 92km south of Shenyang, the province's capital. Anshan is on the boundary between the Mountains of eastern Liaoning and the plains of the west. The prefecture has a population of 3,584,000 people and covers an area of about 9,252 square kilometres. The distance from the east to the west of the prefecture is 133 kilometres. The area contains the famous Qiānshān National Park. The city's name is derived form the shape of a nearby mountain that resembles the shape of a horse's saddle. Anshan is home to the Angang Iron and Steel Company, one of the largest steel producers in China.