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Location in Hebei

Tangshan (Cheenese: 唐山; pinyin: Tángshān shì) is a lairgely industrial prefectur-level ceety in Hebei province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. It haes become kent for the 1976 Tangshan earthquake which measured 7.5 on the Richter scale an killed at least 255,000 residents. The ceety haes since been rebuilt an haes become a tourist attraction.

Geography[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tangshan is locatit in the central section o the circum-Bohai Sea Gulf region, facin the Bohai Sea tae the sooth. Tangshan is adjacent tae Yanshan muntains tae the north, borders the Luan River an Qinhuangdao tae the east, an tae the wast adjoins wi Beijing an Tianjin. It is a strategic aurie an a corridor linkin twa major regions o North Cheenae an Northeast Cheenae.

Tangshan is pairt o the North Cheenae Plain, wi Yanshan Muntains lyin tae the north. The lairgest river in Tangshan is the Luan.

Admeenistration[eedit | eedit soorce]

The prefecture-level ceety o Tangshan administers 14 coonty-level diveesions includin 6 districts, 6 coonties an 2 coonty-level ceeties.

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2004 est.) Aurie (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Lubei District 路北区 Lùběi Qū 620,000 113 5,487
2 Lunan District 路南区 Lùnán Qū 240,000 65 3,692
3 Guye District 古冶区 Gǔyě Qū 360,000 263 1,369
4 Kaiping District 开平区 Kāipíng Qū 330,000 253 1,304
5 Fengrun District 丰润区 Fēngrùn Qū 890,000 1,334 667
6 Fengnan District 丰南区 Fēngnán Qū 520,000 1,568 332
7 Zunhua Ceety 遵化市 Zūnhuà Shì 690,000 1,521 454
8 Qian'an Ceety 迁安市 Qiān'ān Shì 680,000 1,208 563
9 Luan Coonty 滦县 Luán Xiàn 540,000 999 541
10 Luannan Coonty 滦南县 Luánnán Xiàn 570,000 1,270 449
11 Leting Coonty 乐亭县 Làoting Xiàn 490,000 1,308 375
12 Qianxi Coonty 迁西县 Qiānxī Xiàn 360,000 1,439 250
13 Yutian Coonty 玉田县 Yùtián Xiàn 660,000 1,165 567
14 Tanghai Coonty 唐海县 Tánghǎi Xiàn 140,000 700 200

History[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tangshan ceety haes a history o ower ane hunder years. Its name derives frae Dachengshan Muntain in the urban ceety.

Tangshan suffered an earthquake o moment magnitude 8.2 (7.8 frae offeecial report) at 3:42 a.m. on Julie 28, 1976, the Tangshan earthquake, which resultit in mony casualties. The offeecial daith toll wis 255,000, but mony experts believe that the actual number o fatalities wis twa tae three times that number, makin it the maist destructive earthquake in modren history. As a result o the earthquake, maist o the toun haed tae be rebuilt.

Internaitional relations[eedit | eedit soorce]

Twin touns — Sister ceeties[eedit | eedit soorce]

Tangshan is twinned wi:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "Malmö stads vänortssamarbete" (in Swedish). © 2004-2009 Malmö stad, 205 80 Malmö, Organisationsnummer: 212000-1124. Retrieved 2009-06-27.