Pinxiang or Pingxiang is city of 1,800,000 inhabitants located in western Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China.
Pingxiang is located in a mountainous region on the border between Jiangxi and Hunan. It is approximately 100 miles from Changsha, Hunan, and about 200 from Nanchang. (Find Pinxiang on a map ).
Most of the area around the city is hilly and mountainous, though the city itself is relatively flat.
One of the city's most important industries is coal. Even today, the Pingxiangren or local people proudly refer to their city as the "coal center of southern China." Pingxiang is also a regional hub for transportation. Several national highways and the main rail line between Changsha and Nanchang run through the city.