Dongcheng Destrict, Beijing

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Dongcheng Destrict
Destrict
Cheenese transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 东城区
 • Pinyin Dōngchéng Qū
Wangfujing
Dongcheng Destrict in Beijing
Dongcheng Destrict in Beijing
Coordinates: 39°55′23″N 116°24′40″E / 39.92306°N 116.41111°E / 39.92306; 116.41111
Kintra Cheenae
Region Beijing
Aurie
 • Total 40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Tot 882,000
 • Density 22,000/km2 (56,000/sq mi)
Time zone Cheenae Staundart (UTC+8)
Postal code 100010, 100061
Aurie code(s) 010

Dongcheng Destrict (simplifeed Cheenese: 东城区; traditeeonal Cheenese: 東城區; pinyin: Dōngchéng Qū; literally "east ceety precinct") is an urban destrict in Beijing coverin the eastren hauf o Beijing's urban core. It is 24.7 square kilometres in aurie an haes a population o 535,558 (2000 Census). Dongcheng Destrict covers several important pairts o Beijing. Wangfujing an Dongdan, as well as the Beijing Railway Station, the Eastren Chang'an Avenue, an the northeastren stretch o the 2nt Ring Road aw belang tae its jurisdiction. The destrict is subdividit intae 17 subdestricts o the ceety proper o Beijing. The umwhile Chongwen Destrict wis mergit intae Dongcheng on Julie 2010.

It is the seicont lairgest precinct in the aurie o the auld ceety (which is inside the 2nt Ring Road) an haes the postal code 100010. Afore the communist takeower, maist walthy merchants an middle-class residit in this precinct.

The Chaoyangmen aurie is locatit in the Dongcheng Destrict.

Some o the well-kent auries in the Dongcheng Destrict are:

Govrenment[eedit | eedit soorce]

The Ceevil Aviation Admeenistration o Cheenae an the Cheena Maritime Safety Admeenistration are heidquairtered in the destrict.[1][2]

Economy[eedit | eedit soorce]

China National Petroleum Corporation an subsidiary PetroChina share ane heidquarters facility in the destrict.[3][4]

Air Koryo haes an office in the Swissôtel Beijing in Dongcheng Destrict.[5]

The Beijing offices o a number o WPP Group-awned mercatin agencies are locatit on Jinbao Street, Dongcheng Destrict.

Admeenistrative diveesions[eedit | eedit soorce]

The destrict contains 17 subdestricts:

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. "English." Civil Aviation Administration of China. Retrieved on June 9, 2009. "北京市东城区东四西大街155号."
  2. "Home." China Maritime Safety Administration. Retrieved on January 17, 2012. "11#, Jianguomennei Avenue, Beijing,China 100736" - Address in Chinese: "北京市建国门内大街11号"
  3. "Contact Us." China National Petroleum Corporation. Retrieved on July 8, 2010.
  4. "Contact Us." PetroChina. Retrieved on July 8, 2010. "Address: 9 Dongzhimen North Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing, P.R.China."
  5. "Contact." Air Koryo. Retrieved on August 6, 2009.

Further readin[eedit | eedit soorce]

  • Lonely Planet Beijing, 10th Edition (Oakland, CA: Lonely Planet Publications, 2007), 133-137.
  • Calum MacLeod, "Beijing bulldozes its old neighborhoods: Some decry loss; others cheer change," USA Today, May 27, 2010, p. A7.