Anshan is the third largest prefecture level city in Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. Situated in the central area of the province, Anshan is about 92 kilometres south of Shenyang, the provincial 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 km2. The distance from the east to the west of the prefecture is 133 km. The area contains the famous Qianshan National Park. The city's name is derived from the shape of a nearby mountain that resembles the shape of a horse's saddle, which can be seen on the left about five minutes before the northbound train arrives at Anshan Station. Anshan is home to the Anshan Iron and Steel Group, one of the largest steel producers in China.Anshan has a population of 3.65 million at the 2010 census. Anshan holds one third of the worlds supply of talcum Anshan holds a quarter of the worlds reserves of magnesite Anshan also produced the largest ever jade stone, now a local tourist attraction carved as a Buddha.The built up area encompassing 4 Anshan urban districts and urban Liaoyang is home to more than 2.17 million inhabitants in 2010.