Dongcheng District, Beijing

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Dongcheng
东城
—  District  —
东城区
Wangfujing
Dongcheng District in Beijing
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MunicipalityBeijing
Area
 • Total40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total882,000
 • DensityBad rounding here22,000/km2 (Bad rounding here56,000/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code100010, 100061
Area code(s)0010
 
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Dongcheng
东城
—  District  —
东城区
Wangfujing
Dongcheng District in Beijing
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MunicipalityBeijing
Area
 • Total40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)
Population (2000)
 • Total882,000
 • DensityBad rounding here22,000/km2 (Bad rounding here56,000/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code100010, 100061
Area code(s)0010

Dongcheng District (simplified Chinese: 东城区; traditional Chinese: 東城區; pinyin: Dōngchéng Qū; literally "east city precinct") is an urban district in Beijing covering the eastern half of Beijing's urban core. It is 24.7 square kilometres (9.5 sq mi) in area and has a population of 535,558 (2000 Census). Dongcheng District covers several important parts of Beijing. Wangfujing and Dongdan, as well as the Beijing Railway Station, the Eastern Chang'an Avenue, and the northeastern stretch of the 2nd Ring Road all belong to its jurisdiction. The district is subdivided into 17 subdistricts of the city proper of Beijing. The former Chongwen District was merged into Dongcheng on July 2010.

It is the second largest precinct in the area of the old city (which is inside the 2nd Ring Road) and has the postal code 100010. Before the communist takeover, most wealthy merchants and middle-class resided in this precinct.

The Chaoyangmen area is located in the Dongcheng District.

Some of the well-known areas in the Dongcheng District are:

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Government[edit]

The Civil Aviation Administration of China and the China Maritime Safety Administration are headquartered in the district.[1][2]

Economy[edit]

China National Petroleum Corporation and subsidiary PetroChina share one headquarters facility in the district.[3][4]

Air Koryo has an office in the Swissôtel Beijing in Dongcheng District.[5]

The Beijing offices of a number of WPP Group-owned marketing agencies are located on Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Looking at the very center of Beijing from Dongzhimen

The district contains 17 subdistricts:

Twin cities[edit]

References[edit]

  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.

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Coordinates: 39°55′23″N 116°24′40″E / 39.923082°N 116.41102°E / 39.923082; 116.41102