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County-level city
Xiaoyi is located in Shanxi
Location in Shanxi
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shanxi
Prefecture-level city Lüliang
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

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.

External links

  • Xiaoyi government website (in Chinese)
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