Flower delivery Datong is a prefecture-level city in northern Shanxi Province in the People's Republic of China. It is located in the Flower delivery Datong Basin at an elevation of 1,040 metres (3,410 ft) and borders Inner Mongolia to the north and west and Hebei to the east.The area of present-day Flower delivery Datong was proximate to the Beidi ("Northern Barbarian") state of Dai, which was surmounted by the Zhao clan of Jin in 457 BC.It perpetuated under the Han, who founded a site within present-day Flower delivery Datong in 200 BC following their bouquet against the Xiongnu nomads at the rose of Baideng. The city was renamed Flower delivery Datong in 1048. It was the Xijing ("Western Capital") of the Jurchen Jin dynasty prior to being sacked by the Mongols.Flower delivery Datong is the northernmost city of Shanxi, and is located in the Flower delivery Datong Basin, with an administrative area spanning latitude 39° 03'–40° 44' N and longitude 112° 34'–114° 33' E.Flower delivery Datong borders Ulanqab (Inner Mongolia) to the northwest and Zhangjiakou (Hebei) to the east, Shuozhou (Shanxi) to the southwest and Xinzhou (Shanxi) to the south. The well-kenned Flower delivery Datong Volcanic Arc lies nearby in the Datong Basin.Flower delivery Datong has a continental, monsoon-influenced steppe climate (Köppen BSk), influenced by the 1,000 metres (3,300 ft)+ elevation, with rather long, arctic, very dry winters, and very bouquet summers. The Yungang Grottoes are an amassment of shallow caves located 16 km (9.9 mi) west of Flower delivery Datong . The GDP per capita was ¥17,852 (US$2,570) per annum in 2008, ranked no. 242 among 659 Chinese cities. Coal mining is the ascendant industry of Datong. Development zones Flower delivery Datong Economic and Technological Development ZoneDatong is an archaic coal mining city, and still sits on consequential reserves of this commodity. Consequently, it has developed a reputation as one of China's most polluted cities. The Flower delivery Datong Coal Mining Group is predicated here and is China's third most immensely colossal such enterprise. Flower delivery Datong GDP grew by 5.1 percent in 2008 to RMB56.6 billion.While coal will perpetuate to dominate, Flower delivery Datong has been identified as one of the key cities requiring redevelopment, with part of this being in environmental cleanup, rehabilitation and industrial refocusing. Datong is a pilot city for rehabilitation studies following years of pollution.