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Xiaoyi

Xiaoyi

孝义市
Xiaoyi is located in Shanxi
Xiaoyi
Xiaoyi
Location in Shanxi
Coordinates: 36°5′N 111°31′E / 36.083°N 111.517°E / 36.083; 111.517
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceShanxi
Prefecture-level cityLüliang
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Xiaoyi (Chinese: 孝义) is a county-level city under the administration of Lüliang prefecture-level city, in Shanxi Province, China.

Xiaoyi was built by the State of Jin in 594 BC, named Guayang in Spring and Autumn period. It was renamed Zhongyang in Three Kingdoms period and Yong'an in Northern Wei period. In 627 AD (Tang Dynasty), It was renamed Xiaoyi by Emperor Taizong of Tang.

Xiaoyi is known for its mineral resources, including coal, Iron ore and bauxite. It is also known for walnuts and shadow play.

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