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Encyclopedia > Dalian
大连 (Dàlián)
Administration Type sub-provincial city
City Seat Xigang District
Area 13,237 km² (land 12,574)
Coastline 1,906 km (excluding islands)
Population 6,200,000 (2005)
Elevation 29 m / 94 ft
Mayor Xia Deren (夏德仁)

Dalian (Simplified Chinese: 大连; Traditional Chinese: 大連; Hanyu Pinyin: Dàlián; Japanese: Dairen; Russian: Далянь, Dalian or Дальний, Dalny) is the governing sub-provincial city in the eastern Liaoning Province of Northeast China. Dalian is also China's northernmost ice-free seaport . Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1500x1500, 496 KB) Description: Maps of Liaoning Province, China Source: Date: On Sep. ... Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... The seat of government is the location of the government for a political entity. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... km redirects here. ... Basic Definition In geography, the elevation of a geographic location is its height above mean sea level (or some other fixed point). ... A mayor (from the Latin māior, meaning larger, greater) is the modern title of the highest ranking municipal officer. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Traditional Chinese (Traditional Chinese: 正體字/繁體字, Simplified Chinese: 正体字/繁体字) refers to one of two standard sets of printed Chinese characters. ... Pinyin (拼音, Pīnyīn) literally means join (together) sounds (a less literal translation being phoneticize, spell or transcription) in Chinese and usually refers to Hànyǔ Pīnyīn (汉语拼音, literal meaning: Han language pinyin), which is a system of... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáoníng) is a northeastern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Approximate extent Northeast China (Simplified Chinese: 东北; Traditional Chinese: 東北; pinyin: Dōngběi; literally east-north), historically known as Manchuria, is the name of a region (ca. ... A warm water port is a port where the water does not freeze (rendering it unusable) in the winter. ...

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Administration

Dalian
Dalian

The city administers 6 districts, 3 county-level cities, and 1 county. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x855, 241 KB) The Dalian Aquarium resembling a romantic castle. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1280x855, 241 KB) The Dalian Aquarium resembling a romantic castle. ... District, in the context of China, is used to refer to several unrelated political divisions in both ancient and modern China. ... A county-level city (县级市 Pinyin: xiànjí shì) is a county-level administrative division of mainland China. ... In the context of Political divisions of China, county is the standard English translation of 县 (xiàn). ...


Ganjingzi, Zhongshan, Xigang, and Shahekou make up the urban centre. Changhai County is made up entirely of islands east of the peninsula. There are 74 sub-districts and 127 town/townships (11 of which are ethnic). (see Political divisions of China#Levels) Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ...


There are, in addition, 4 national leading open zones (对外开放先导区):

  • The Development Zone (开发区)
  • The Free Trade Zone (保税区)
  • The Hi-Tech Industrial Zone (高新技术产业园区)
  • The Golden Pebble Beach National Holiday Resort (金石滩国家旅游度假区)
Pinyin Hanzi Area
(km²)
Population
Districts
Ganjingzi 甘井子区 491 540 000
Lüshunkou 旅顺口区 506 210 000
Xigang 西岗区 26 330 000
Zhongshan 中山区 43 370 000
Shahekou 沙河口区 49 600 000
Dalian Development Zone 开发区 329 300 000
Jinzhou 金州区 1390 660 000
Cities
Wafangdian 瓦房店市 3791 1 030 000
Pulandian 普兰店市 2923 820 000
Zhuanghe 庄河市 3866 900 000
County
Changhai 长海县 152 90 000

Hanyu Pinyin (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), commonly called Pinyin, is the most common variant of Standard Mandarin romanization system in use. ... Technical note: Due to technical limitations, some web browsers may not display some special characters in this article. ... Ganjingzi (Chinese: 甘井子; Pinyin: Gānjǐngzi) is a district of Dalian, Liaoning, China. ... Location within China Lüshun city or Lüshunkou or (literally) Lüshun Port (Simplified Chinese: 旅顺口; Traditional Chinese: 旅順口; Pinyin: , formerly in historic references both Port Arthur and Ryojun, is a town in the southernmost administrative district of Dalian of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone (DETDZ)(Simplified Chinese: 大连经济技术开发区) is one of the first national economic and technological development zones in China. ... Zhuanghe (Simplified Chinese: 庄河; Traditional Chinese: 莊河), is a county ruled by Dalian. ...

Geography

Location within China

One of the most heavily developed industrial areas of China, the Dalian administrative district today consists of Dalian proper and the smaller Lüshunkou (formerly Lüshun city, known in western and Russian historic references as Port Arthur), about forty nautical miles farther along the Liaotung/Liaodong Peninsula. Historical references note that the Russian designed city of Dalny (Alt. Dalney), on the south side of Talien Bay was 40 rail kilometers from Port Arthur/Lüshun (known today as Lüshunkou or literally, Lüshun Port). Download high resolution version (1804x1322, 278 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Dalian Categories: GFDL images ... Download high resolution version (1804x1322, 278 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Dalian Categories: GFDL images ... Location within China Lüshun city or Lüshunkou or (literally) Lüshun Port (Simplified Chinese: 旅顺口; Traditional Chinese: 旅順口; Pinyin: , formerly in historic references both Port Arthur and Ryojun, is a town in the southernmost administrative district of Dalian of the Peoples Republic of China. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article or section may require cleanup. ... Dalian Bay (formerly Talien Bay)is a roughly rectangular arm of the Korea Bay, oriented long side parallel to the land due south-east of the Modern port city of Dalian, and serving as the roadstead for the harbor. ...

Dalian - Landsat photo (circa 2000)
Dalian - Landsat photo (circa 2000)

Dalian is located west of the Yellow Sea and east of Bohai Sea roughly in the middle of the Liaodong/Liaotung peninsula at its narrowest neck or isthmus. With a coastline of 1,906km, it governs the entire Liaodong Peninsula and about 260 surrounding islands and reefs. It is south-south-west of the Yalu River, and its harbor entrance forms a sub-Bay known as Dalian Bay. Download high resolution version (1024x768, 116 KB)Dalian - Landsat satellite photo (circa 2000) Source: NASA, public domain https://zulu. ... Download high resolution version (1024x768, 116 KB)Dalian - Landsat satellite photo (circa 2000) Source: NASA, public domain https://zulu. ... ... A map showing the location of the Bohai Sea. ... The Isthmus of Panama connects North and South America. ... km redirects here. ... The Amnok River, or the Yalu River, is a river on the border between China and North Korea. ... Dalian Bay (formerly Talien Bay)is a roughly rectangular arm of the Korea Bay, oriented long side parallel to the land due south-east of the Modern port city of Dalian, and serving as the roadstead for the harbor. ...


History

In the Qin and Han periods (221 B.C.-220 A.D.), the Dalian region was under the jurisdiction of Liaodong county. In the early Tang Dynasty (618-907), the Dalian region was under the jurisdiction of Andong Prefecture in Jili state, and in the Liao Dynasty (916-1125), it was under the jurisdiction of Dong Jing Tong Liaoyang county. Dalian was named Sanshan in the period of Weijin (220-420), San Shanpu in the Tang Dynasty (618-907), Sanshan Seaport in the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644), and Qing Niwakou in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911). In the 1880s, the Qing government constructed loading bridges and fortifications with built-in cannons, and set up mining camps on the northern coast of Dalian Gulf, making it become a small town. The Qin Dynasty (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Chin Chao) (221 BCE - 206 BCE) was preceded by the Zhou Dynasty and followed by the Han Dynasty in China. ... Han Dynasty commanderies and kingdoms, AD 2 Capital Changan (202 BC–9 AD) Luoyang (25 AD–190 AD) Language(s) Chinese Religion Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism Government Monarchy History  - Establishment 206 BC  - Battle of Gaixia; Han rule of China begins 202 BC  - Interruption of Han rule 9 AD - 24 AD... For the band, see Tang Dynasty (band). ... The Liao Dynasty (Traditional Chinese: , Simplified Chinese: , pinyin: Liáo Cháo), 907-1125, also known as the Khitan Empire, was an empire in northern China that ruled over the regions of Manchuria, Mongolia, and parts of northern China proper. ... For other uses, see Ming. ... The Qing Dynasty (Chinese: ; Hanyu Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ching chao; Manchu: daicing gurun; Mongolian: Манж Чин), occasionally known as the Manchu Dynasty, was the ruling Chinese Dynasties. ...


The settlement was occupied by the British in 1858, returned to the Chinese in the 1880s, and then occupied by Japan in 1895 during the first Sino-Japanese War. Combatants Qing Empire (China) Empire of Japan Commanders Li Hongzhang Yamagata Aritomo Strength 630,000 men Beiyang Army, Beiyang Fleet 240,000 men Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy Casualties 35,000 dead or wounded 13,823 dead, 3,973 wounded The First Sino–Japanese War (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Japanese...


In 1898, the Russian Empire leased the peninsula from the Qing Dynasty, and a modern city was laid out with the name of Dalny. Linked to the Trans-Siberian Railway, Dalny became Russia's primary port-city in Asia. Anthem God Save the Tsar! The Russian Empire in 1914 Capital Saint Petersburg Language(s) Russian Government Monarchy Emperor  - 1721-1725 Peter the Great (first)  - 1894-1917 Nicholas II (last) History  - Established 22 October, 1721  - February Revolution 2 March, 1917 Area  - 1897 22,400,000 km2 8,648,688 sq... Trans-Siberian line in red; Baikal Amur Mainline in green. ...


Dalny was the main battlefield of the Sino-Japanese War of 1894-1895 and Russo-Japanese War (1905). Combatants Qing Empire (China) Empire of Japan Commanders Li Hongzhang Yamagata Aritomo Strength 630,000 men Beiyang Army, Beiyang Fleet 240,000 men Imperial Japanese Army, Imperial Japanese Navy Casualties 35,000 dead or wounded 13,823 dead, 3,973 wounded The First Sino–Japanese War (Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Japanese...

Dairen (Dailian) in 1912
Dairen (Dailian) in 1912

Both Dalny (Qingniwaqiao 青泥洼桥 of Zhongshan District, Dalian) and Port Arthur (Lüshunkou) were developed and heavily fortified by the Russians in the period prior to 1904. Consequently, some historians blame the fall of Port Arthur, a world shaking event of epic proportions, during the siege of Port Arthur on January 2, 1905 for the failure by Admiral Eugene Alexeieff, to concentrate on the naval base and its fortifications, instead spliting precious resources shipped 5,000 miles across the single tracked Trans-Siberian Railway and Manchurian railways. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (690x705, 124 KB)Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (690x705, 124 KB)Perry-Castañeda Library Map Collection File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... Location within China Lüshun city or Lüshunkou or (literally) Lüshun Port (Simplified Chinese: 旅顺口; Traditional Chinese: 旅順口; Pinyin: , formerly in historic references both Port Arthur and Ryojun, is a town in the southernmost administrative district of Dalian of the Peoples Republic of China. ... The Siege of Port Arthur (1 August 1904-2 January 1905), the Russian deepwater port and naval base at the tip of the Liaotung Peninsula (See Map below the Battlebox) in Manchuria was one of the longest and most vicious battles during the Russo-Japanese War. ... January 2 is the second day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1905 (MCMV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Trans-Siberian line in red; Baikal Amur Mainline in green. ... The Manchurian Railway was a single tracked line extending (and shortening) the famous worlds longest railroad, the Trans-Siberian Railway from the Siberian city of Chita via Harbin across northern inner Manchuria to the Russian port of Vladivostok. ...


After the Russo-Japanese war Port Arthur was conceded to Japan (Treaty of Portsmouth), who set up the Kwantung Leased Territory or Guandongzhou. Since the foundation of Manchukuo in 1932, the sovereignty of the territory moved from China to Manchukuo. Japan still leased it from Manchukuo. In 1937, the modern Dalian City was enlarged and modernized by the Japanese as two cities: the northern Dairen (Dalian) and the southern Ryojun (Lushun). Combatants Russian Empire Empire of Japan Commanders Emperor Nicholas II Aleksey Kuropatkin Stepan Makarov† Emperor Meiji Oyama Iwao Heihachiro Togo Greater Manchuria, Russian (outer) Manchuria is region to upper right in lighter Red; Liaodong Peninsula is the wedge extending into the Yellow Sea The Russo–Japanese War (February 10, 1904... The Russian and Japanese delegates around the negotiating table at the Portsmouth Navy Yard St The Treaty of Portsmouth formally ended the 1904-1905 Russo-Japanese War. ... The Kwantung Leased Territory (Chinese: 关东州, Guandongzhou, Japanese: 関東州; Kantoushu) was a composite territory in historic Eastern Manchuria that existed in the first half of the 20th century, from 1898 through 1945. ... Manchukuo (1932–1945), Manchu country, was a former state in Manchuria and eastern Inner Mongolia created by former Qing Dynasty officials and Imperial Japan in 1932. ... Manchukuo (1932–1945), Manchu country, was a former state in Manchuria and eastern Inner Mongolia created by former Qing Dynasty officials and Imperial Japan in 1932. ... Manchukuo (1932–1945), Manchu country, was a former state in Manchuria and eastern Inner Mongolia created by former Qing Dynasty officials and Imperial Japan in 1932. ...


With the unconditional surrender of Japan in August of 1945, Dalian passed to the Soviets, who had taken possession of the city in advance of the end of hostilities and remained in the city until 1955. During this period the Soviets and Chinese Communists cooperated in the further development of the city, its industrial infrastructure, and especially the port. The city had been relatively undamaged during the war.


After the departure of the Soviets, China made Dalian into a major shipbuilding center. In the 1990s the city benefitted from the attentions of Bo Xilai (son of the important first generation Party elder, Bo Yibo) who was both mayor of the city and provincial party official, who, among other things, banned bicycles, created large, lush parks in the city's many traffic circles, and generally built things up very attractively. He also preserved much of Dalian's interesting and attractive Japanese and Russian architectural heritage. His legacy, however, also includes the usual quota of empty buildings built with questionable loans, over-development, and corruption. He is now Minister of Commerce.


Economy

Friendship Square in Dalian
Friendship Square in Dalian

Dalian port is emerging as a very important port for international trade. A new harbor for oil tankers, at the terminus of an oil pipeline from the Daqing oilfields, was completed in 1976. Dalian is the largest petroleum port in China, and also the 3rd largest port overall. Accordingly, Dalian is a major center for oil refineries, diesel engineering, and chemical production. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 370 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dalian Northeast China Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1600x1200, 370 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dalian Northeast China Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used... Daqing complex is the largest oil field in China, located between the Songhua river and Nunjiang river in Heilongjiang province. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... View of the Shell/Valero Martinez oil refinery An oil refinery is an industrial process plant where crude oil is processed and refined into useful petroleum products. ...


Dalian has been given many benefits by the Chinese government, including the title of "open-city," (1984) which allows it to receive considerable foreign investment (see Special Economic Zone). A Special Economic Zone (SEZ) is a geographical region that has economic laws different from a countrys typical economic laws. ...


In March 2007, Intel announced plans to build a semiconductor fabrication facility (commonly known as a fab) in Dalian. It is Intel's first fab to be built at an entirely new site in over 15 years. The fab at Dalian will make the chip sets that support Intel's microprocessors and is expected to begin operation in the first half of 2010. (Source: The Wall Street Journal; March 26, 2007; Page B6)


Sightseeing and Attractions

Dalian is a very popular destination among Chinese tourists. Its mild climate and multiple beaches make it an especially nice place to visit during the summer. Some of the most famous beaches are Tiger beach, Xinghai beach, Jinshitan beach and Fujiazhuang beach.


Tiger beach is a good place to see natural scenery. There are Seabed World, Bird Sing Wood. Xinghai beach is next to the Xinghai Park. It is about 800m long and is an excellent for swimming.


Jinshitan beach, the Golden Pebble Beach is a tourist attaction with splendid coves and rock formations. There's also a golf course, cross country motorcycling, an amusement park and a hunting forest. It's a good place for someone who wants silence and peace and it's excellent for swimming too.


For a thorough review of the major attractions, see the Dalian wikitravel page.


Transportation

A street in Dalian near the Dalian Bank Tower
A street in Dalian near the Dalian Bank Tower

Dalian is the one of the few cities in China where there are not many bicycles and the number of cars on Dalian streets has increased dramatically in recent years. Traffic jams during rush hour are now commonplace. The city has comprehensive bus system and an efficient light rail mass transit system. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (855x1280, 272 KB) Modern building of a bank in Dalian in the background. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (855x1280, 272 KB) Modern building of a bank in Dalian in the background. ... In the United States of America, transit describes local area common carrier passenger transportation configured to provide scheduled service on fixed routes on a non-reservation basis. ...


Dalian has a modern and recently (2006) expanded international airport, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, with direct flights to most major Chinese cities. The city's location means that train trips to most Chinese cities outside China's northeastern region require changing trains in Shanghai or Beijing. Most of the direct city to city express trains are overnight trips. In addition to local and express bus service to Beijing and other areas in the northeast, Dalian is connected by passenger ship service to neighbouring coastal cities, such as Tianjin and Yantai, as well as South Korea. Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (Simplified Chinese: 大连周水子国际机场, Traditional Chinese: 大連周水子國際機場, Pinyin: Dàlián Zhōushuǐzǐ Guójì JÄ«chÇŽng) (IATA: DLC, ICAO: ZYTL) is an airport in Ganjingzi District, Dalian, China. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Beijing (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: BÄ›ijÄ«ng; IPA: ;  ), a metropolis in northern China, is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ...   (Chinese: ; pinyin: TiānjÄ«n; Postal map spelling: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yantai (Simplified Chinese: 烟台, Traditional Chinese: 煙台; pinyin: Yāntái) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Shandong province, Peoples Republic of China. ...


Cultural life

Zhongshan Square in Dalian
Zhongshan Square in Dalian

Every September Dalian hosts the Dalian International Fashion Festival (大连国际服装节). This festival is a chance for many major foreign companies to showcase their new products and sign up buyers. Before the festival, the city holds an opening ceremony attended by government officials as well as famous stars of the entertainment world. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 4020 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dalian Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (3008x2000, 4020 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Dalian Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera or scanner used to create...


Dalian is the home of three zoological parks: Dalian Forest Zoo, Shengya Ocean World, and Polar World. The Forest Zoo has a free-range animal section as well as a more traditional zoo. Shengya Ocean World includes an underwater conveyor through a transparent tunnel. Polar World is the only park devoted to polar animals in China. Dalian is also home to a number of public squares, including Xinghai Square. the musical fountain in Xinghai Square Xinghai Square, or Xinghai Plaza (Chinese: 星海广场; Pinyin: Xīnghăi Guăngchăng), is a city square in Dalian, China. ...


Sports play a big role in the local culture. The city's mayor, a young princeling (member of the ruling cadres) encouraged a top league soccer team with foreign aid and a lot of city cash to increase the city's image in the country and bring local fame. They have been caught out several times though and the heyday of the Super Team has passed. The city's soccer team has dominated the sport in China and Asia by winning 7 titles out of the past 9 years of Chinese professional soccer league. The city is also a powerhouse producing numerous track and field champions.


The local cuisine heavily depends on variety of fresh seafood and fruits, both of which are abundant in the area. Spaghetti with seafood (Spaghetti allo scoglio). ...


Sports

The Dalian's soccer club is Dalian Shide (实德), one of fifteen teams in the Chinese Super League. Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... Dalian Shide, previously named Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese Super League football club owned by Shide Group. ... The Chinese Football Association Super League a. ...


Prior to 2000, they were known as Dalian Wanda (万达). Many regard Dalian Shide as China's premier soccer club having achieved success as: Jia A Champions 1994, 1996, 1997, 1998, 2000, 2001, 2002 Asian Club Championship Runners-up 1997 Asian Cup Winners' Cup Runners-up 2001 Chinese Super Cup Winners 1997, 2001, 2003 China FA Cup Winners 2001 Dalian Shide, previously named Dalian Wanda, is a Chinese Super League football club owned by Shide Group. ...


Education

Dalian's public schools are controlled by the Dalian Education Bureau [1].


Colleges and universities

Dalian University Dalian University of Technology (大连理工大学) is located in Dalian (大连), Liaoning (辽宁), China directly supervised by the National Ministry of Education. ... Dalian University of Light Industry (大连轻工业学院) has been promoted in 2006 from the rank of institute to the rank of university. ... Dalian Fisheries University is placed in Dalian, China. ... Liaoning Normal University (辽宁师范大学) is a university in Dalian,Liaoning Province, China under the provincial government. ... Dalian Maritime University is a university in Dalian, Liaoning, China. ... Dalian Jiaotong University (大连交通大学) is a university in Dalian, Liaoning, China under the provincial government. ...


Sister cities of Dalian

The following are sister cities of Dalian:

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Urban planning

Dalian is considered a "model city" from which other urban planning in China is to be inspired.[citation needed]


Environmental protection

Dalian is considered one of the cleanest cities in China.[citation needed] Dalian frequently ranks Grade 2 for air pollution according to SEPA.[2] The State Environmental Protection Administration (SEPA, Simplified Chinese: 国家环境保护总局) is a cabinet-level agency in the executive branch of the Chinese Government (Peoples Republic of China). ...


Plastination center

The German anatomist Gunther von Hagens runs a plastination center in Dalian. Anatomical drawing of the human muscles from the Encyclopédie. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... // Image:Body blog. ...


External links

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Maps

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Tourism

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References

  • Tom McKnight,PhD, et al; Geographica (ATLAS), Barnes and Noble Books AND Random House, New York, 1999-2004, 3rd revision, ISBN 0-7607-5974-X, 618 pp.
  • Frank Theiss, The Voyage of Forgotten Men, 1937, Bobbs-Merrill Company, 1st Ed., Indianapolis & New York, 415 pp.


Prefecture-level divisions of Liaoning
Sub-provincial cities: Dalian | Shenyang
Prefecture-level cities: Anshan | Benxi | Chaoyang | Dandong | Fushun | Fuxin

Huludao | Jinzhou | Liaoyang | Panjin | Tieling | Yingkou Due to Chinas large population and area, the political divisions of China have always consisted of several levels since ancient times. ...   (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Liáoníng) is a northeastern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A sub-provincial city (副省级城市), or vice-provincial city, in the Peoples Republic of China, is a prefecture-level city that is ruled by a province, but is administered independently in regard to economy and law. ... This article is about a city. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: dìjí shì, literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Anshan (Chinese: ; pinyin: Ä€nshān; lit. ... Benxi (Chinese: 本溪; Hanyu Pinyin: BÄ›nxÄ«) is a prefecture-level city located in the Liaoning province of China, south-southeast of Shenyang. ... Chaoyang (simplified Chinese: 朝阳; pinyin: Cháoyáng) is a prefecture-level city in Liaoning province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... statue in Dandong Dandong (Simplified Chinese: , Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: Dāndōng) is a city in the Liaoning province, China. ... Location within China Fushun (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ) is a city in Liaoning, China, about 45 km from Shenyang, with a population about 1. ... Fuxin (Chinese: 阜新; pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in the Liaoning province of northeastern China. ... Huludao (Simplified Chinese: 葫芦岛; Traditional Chinese: 葫蘆島; Hanyu Pinyin: ) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Liaoning Province, China. ... Jinzhou (Simplified Chinese: 锦州; Traditional Chinese: 錦州; Pinyin: Jǐnzhōu), is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning province in Northeast China. ... Liaoyang (Simplified Chinese: 辽阳; Traditional Chinese: 遼陽; Pinyin: Liáoyáng) is a city in China, Liaoning province, located in the middle of the beautiful and rich Liaodong Peninsula. ... Panjin (盘锦) is a prefecture-level city and a major oil-producing city in Liaoning Province, China. ... Tieling (铁岭) is a city with several 100 000 inhabitants in Tieling prefecture of Liaoning province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... Yingkou (营口; pinyin: Yíngkǒu shì) is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning province, in northeastern China. ...

List of Liaoning County-level divisions


Liaoning, a province of the Peoples Republic of China, is made up of the following three levels of administrative division: 14 prefecture-level divisions all of which are prefecture-level cities 172 county-level divisions 17 county-level cities 19 counties 8 autonomous counties 56 districts 1532 township-level...

Economic Development Zones of the People's Republic of China
The Original Four Special Economic Zones
Shenzhen | Zhuhai | Shantou | Xiamen
New Open Development Zones
Hainan Province | Dalian | Qingdao | Qinhuangdao | Lianyungang | Pudong | Yantai | Zhanjiang | Ningbo | Wenzhou | Nantong | Fuzhou | Guangzhou | Beihai

Coordinates: 39°02′N, 121°46′E Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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