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Beijing is 's capital, and its second largest city after , with a population of more than 20 million. It has been the capital of the Chinese Empire for much of its history, and became seat of the People's Republic of China after the Chinese revolutions, as well as the country's educational and cultural center.

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District is in . is a massive district, roughly covering the urban area to the north and east of central Beijing, beginning at the Second Ring Road, and stretching beyond the Fifth Ring Road.

District is in . It means "east city" and appropriately enough covers the eastern half of the old, imperial city.

District is in . means West City.


District is in . is the smallest district in with an area of 16.5 km2.

is a district in the south-west of .

The , located at the centre of , was the imperial palace of China for five centuries, until the early 20th century.

is a large district in the north-west of .

is in and consists of the administrative districts Changping District and Shunyi District.

is in and consists of the administrative districts Yanqing County, Huairou District, Miyun County and Pinggu District.

District is in the west part of .

is in . A few years ago, consisted of the rather large old village of surrounded by a more modern area and then a large rural area with lots of small villages.

is in and consists of the administrative districts Mentougou District, Fangshan District and Daxing District.

is in covering the south western part of the central city area until just beyond ring two to the west and until ring two to the south.

is the primary airport of the Chinese capital city of .


  • Location:  , , ,
  • Population:  21,500,000
  • IATA airport code:  BJS
  • Latitude:  39° 54' 11.4" (39.9032°) north
  • Longitude:  116° 23' 29.1" (116.3914°) east
  • Elevation:  49 meters (161 feet)
  • Neighbors:  ,
  • Wikidata:  Beijing
  • Wikimedia Commons:  Beijing

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