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East Asia
East Asia
Asia
is the eastern subregion of Asia, defined in either geographical[2] or ethno-cultural[3] terms.[4][5] China, Japan, Korea, and Vietnam
Vietnam
belong to the East Asian cultural sphere.[6] Geographically and geopolitical
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Nagoya
Nagoya
Nagoya
(名古屋) is the largest city in the Chūbu region
Chūbu region
of Japan. It is Japan's third-largest incorporated city and the fourth-most-populous urban area. It is located on the Pacific
Pacific
coast on central Honshu. It is the capital of Aichi Prefecture
Aichi Prefecture
and is one of Japan's major ports along with those of Tokyo, Osaka, Kobe, Yokohama, Chiba, and Kitakyushu. It is also the center of Japan's third-largest metropolitan region, known as the Chūkyō Metropolitan Area
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Shenzhen
Shenzhen
Shenzhen
([ʂə́n.ʈʂə̂n] ( listen)) is a major city in Guangdong
Guangdong
Province, China. It forms part of the Pearl River Delta megalopolis. The city is located immediately north of Hong Kong Special
Special
Administrative Region and holds sub-provincial administrative status, with powers slightly less than a province.[6] Shenzhen
Shenzhen
was once a market town of 30,000[7][better source needed] people on the route of the Kowloon–Canton Railway. That changed in 1979 when Shenzhen
Shenzhen
was promoted to city-status and in 1980 designated China’s first Special Economic Zone (SEZ).[7] The 2010 Census suggested a total population of 10,357,938, a figure which includes migrants staying at least six months.[8] New outlets speculate that these statistics do not include migrant workers
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Ulsan
Ulsan
Ulsan
(Korean pronunciation: [ul.s͈an]), officially the Ulsan Metropolitan City, is South Korea's seventh-largest metropolis with a population of over 1.1 million inhabitants.[1] It is located in the south-east of the country, neighboring Busan
Busan
to the south and facing Gyeongju
Gyeongju
to the north. Ulsan
Ulsan
is the industrial powerhouse of South Korea, forming the heart of the Ulsan
Ulsan
Industrial District
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Daejeon
Daejeon
Daejeon
(Korean: [tɛ̝.dʑʌn] ( listen)) is South Korea's fifth-largest metropolis. Daejeon
Daejeon
had a population of over 1.5 million in 2010.[2] Located in the central region of South Korea, Daejeon
Daejeon
serves as a hub of transportation and is at the crossroads of major transport routes. The capital Seoul
Seoul
is about 50 minutes away by KTX
KTX
high-speed train. Daejeon
Daejeon
is one of South Korea's administration hubs with the Daejeon Government Complex (Other administrative hubs: Seoul, Gwacheon
Gwacheon
and Sejong). The Korean administration in the 1980s decided to relocate some of its functions from Seoul, the national capital, to other cities
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Kobe
Kobe
Kobe
(神戸市, Kōbe-shi, Japanese: [koːꜜbe]) is the sixth-largest city in Japan
Japan
and the capital city of Hyōgo Prefecture. It is located on the southern side of the main island of Honshū, on the north shore of Osaka Bay
Osaka Bay
and about 30 km (19 mi) west of Osaka. With a population around 1.5 million, the city is part of the Keihanshin
Keihanshin
metropolitan area along with Osaka
Osaka
and Kyoto.[2] The earliest written records regarding the region come from the Nihon Shoki, which describes the founding of the Ikuta Shrine
Ikuta Shrine
by Empress Jingū in AD 201.[3][4] For most of its history, the area was never a single political entity, even during the Tokugawa period, when the port was controlled directly by the Tokugawa shogunate
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Sapporo
Sapporo
Sapporo
(札幌市, Sapporo-shi) is the fifth largest city of Japan
Japan
by population, and the largest city on the northern Japanese island of Hokkaido
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Sovereign State
In international law, a sovereign state, sovereign country, or simply state, is a political entity that is represented by one centralized government that has sovereignty over a geographic area
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Yokohama
Yokohama
Yokohama
(Japanese: 横浜, Hepburn: Yokohama, pronounced [jokoꜜhama] ( listen)) is the second largest city in Japan by population, after Tokyo, and the most populous municipality of Japan. It is the capital city of Kanagawa Prefecture. It lies on Tokyo Bay, south of Tokyo, in the Kantō region
Kantō region
of the main island of Honshu. It is a major commercial hub of the Greater Tokyo
Tokyo
Area. Yokohama's population of 3.7 million makes it Japan's largest city after the special wards of Tokyo
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Chengdu
Chengdu
Chengdu
([ʈʂʰə̌ŋ.tú] ( listen)), formerly romanized as Chengtu, is a sub-provincial city which serves as the capital of China's Sichuan
Sichuan
province. It is one of the three most populous cities in Western China
China
(the other two are Chongqing
Chongqing
and Xi'an). As of 2014[update], the administrative area houses 14,427,500 inhabitants, with an urban population of 10,152,632. At the time of the 2010 census, Chengdu
Chengdu
was the 5th-most populous agglomeration in China, with 10,484,996 inhabitants in the built-up area including Xinjin County and Deyang's Guanghan
Guanghan
City. The surrounding Chengdu Plain is also known as the "Country of Heaven" (Chinese: 天府之国; pinyin: Tiānfǔ zhi Guó) and the "Land of Abundance"
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Gaeseong
Kaesong
Kaesong
or Gaeseong[a] (Korean pronunciation: [kɛ.sʌŋ]) is a city in North Hwanghae Province
North Hwanghae Province
in the southern part of North Korea, a former Directly Governed City, and the capital of Korea
Korea
during the Taebong
Taebong
kingdom and subsequent Goryeo
Goryeo
dynasty. The city is near the Kaesong Industrial Region
Kaesong Industrial Region
close to the border with South Korea
Korea
and contains the remains of the Manwoldae
Manwoldae
palace. Called Songdo while it was the ancient capital of Goryeo, the city prospered as a trade centre that produced Korean ginseng. Kaesong
Kaesong
now functions as the DPRK's light industry centre. During the Japanese occupation from 1910 to 1945, the city was known by the Japanese pronunciation of its name, "Kaijō"
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Darkhan (city)
Darkhan (Mongolian: Дархан, blacksmith) is the third largest city in Mongolia
Mongolia
and the capital of Darkhan-Uul Aimag (Darkhan-Uul Province). It has a population of 180,738 in 2010.[1]Contents1 History 2 Climate 3 Culture 4 Education 5 Partner cities 6 ReferencesHistory[edit] On October 17, 1961, the city of Darkhan was built with extensive economic assistance from the Soviet Union. As its name implies, the city was originally conceived to be a manufacturing site for Mongolia's northern territory. The city remains a mostly industrial region and is the home of some 82% of Darkhan-Uul Province's population
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Wuhan
Wuhan
Wuhan
(simplified Chinese: 武汉; traditional Chinese: 武漢; pinyin: Wǔhàn; [ù.xân] ( listen)) is the capital of Hubei
Hubei
province, People's Republic of China,[13] and is the most populous city in Central China.[14] It lies in the eastern Jianghan Plain on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River
Yangtze River
at the intersection of the Yangtze
Yangtze
and Han rivers. Arising out of the conglomeration of three cities, Wuchang, Hankou, and Hanyang, Wuhan
Wuhan
is known as 'China's Thoroughfare' (zh);[1] it is a major transportation hub, with dozens of railways, roads and expressways passing through the city and connecting to other major cities
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Sinuiju
Sinŭiju (Korean pronunciation: [si.nɰi.dzu]); Sinŭiju-si, known before 1925 in English as Yeng Byen City[1][2]) is a city in North Korea
North Korea
which faces Dandong, China
China
across the international border of the Yalu River. It is the capital of North P'yŏngan province. Part of the city is included in the Sinŭiju Special
Special
Administrative Region, which was established in 2002 to experiment with introducing a market economy.Contents1 Geography 2 Administrative divisions 3 History 4 Economy4.1 Trade with China 4.2 Central market5 Transportation5.1 Air 5.2 Rail6 Climate 7 Places of interest 8 See also 9 Notes 10 References 11 Further reading 12 External linksGeography[edit]A park near Sino-Korea Friendship BridgeA large square in the center of Sinŭiju in August 2012, with a statue of Kim Il-sungSinŭiju is bordered by the Yalu River, and by P'ihyŏn and Ryongch'ŏn counties
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Dependent Territory
A dependent territory, dependent area or dependency is a territory that does not possess full political independence or sovereignty as a sovereign state yet remains politically outside the controlling state's integral area.[1] A dependency is commonly distinguished from subnational entities in that they are not considered to be part of the integral territory of the governing state. A subnational entity typically represents a division of the state proper, while a dependent territory often maintains a great degree of autonomy from the controlling state. Historically, most colonies were considered to be dependencies of their controlling state. The dependencies that remain generally maintain a very high degree of political autonomy. At the same time, not all autonomous entities are considered to be dependencies,[2] and not all dependencies are autonomous
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