Tianjin ([tʰjɛ́n.tɕín] ( listen)), formerly known in English as Tientsin, is a metropolis in northern coastal Mainland China and one of the four national central cities of the country, with a total population of 15,469,500, and is also the world's 6th-most populous city proper.[3] It is governed as one of the four direct-controlled municipalities of the PRC and is thus under direct administration of the central government. Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea. Part of the Bohai Economic Rim, it is the largest coastal city in northern China. In terms of urban population, Tianjin is the fourth largest in China, after Shanghai, Beijing, and Guangzhou. In terms of administrative area population, Tianjin ranks fifth in Mainland China.[4] The walled city of Tianjin was built in 1404. As a treaty port since 1860, Tianjin has been a major seaport and gateway to Beijing. During the Boxer Rebellion the city was the seat of the Tianjin Provisional Government. Under the Qing dynasty and the Republic of China, Tianjin became one of the largest cities in the region.[5] At that time, numerous European-style buildings and mansions were constructed in concessions, many of which are well-preserved today. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, Tianjin suffered a depression due to the policy of the central government and Tangshan earthquake, but recovered from 1990s.[6] Nowadays Tianjin is a dual-core city, with its main urban area (including the old city) located along the Hai River, which connects to the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal; and Binhai, a New Area urban core located east of the old city, on the coast of Bohai Sea. As of the end of 2010, around 285 Fortune 500 companies have set up base in Binhai, which is a new growth pole in China and is a hub of advanced industry and financial activity.


1 Name 2 History

2.1 Qing dynasty 2.2 Opening up as a treaty port 2.3 Second Sino-Japanese War 2.4 Post World War II

3 Geography

3.1 Climate 3.2 Measures to improve air quality

4 Administrative divisions 5 Politics 6 Economy

6.1 Industry 6.2 Agriculture 6.3 Resources 6.4 Binhai New Area

7 Demographics 8 Media

8.1 Previous newspapers 8.2 Censorship capital

9 Tourism 10 Landmarks and attractions 11 Culture 12 Cuisine 13 Transport

13.1 Port of Tianjin 13.2 Trams 13.3 Rapid transit

13.3.1 Light railway 13.3.2 Metro Current map of Tianjin Metro and Binhai Mass Transit

13.4 Rail 13.5 Bus 13.6 Roads and expressways 13.7 Airport

14 Religion 15 Sports 16 Martial arts 17 Education

17.1 Colleges and universities 17.2 High schools

18 Notable people from Tianjin 19 Twin towns and sister cities 20 See also 21 References

21.1 Notes 21.2 Citations 21.3 Works cited

22 Further reading 23 External links

Name[edit] Tianjin is the pinyin romanization of the Chinese characters 天津, which mean "Heavenly Ford" or "Ford of Heaven". The origin of the name is obscure. One folk etymology is that it was an homage to the patriotic Chu poet Qu Yuan, whose "Li Sao" includes the verse "...departing from the Ford of Heaven at dawn..." (朝发轫于天津兮, zhāo fārèn yú Tiānjīn xī). Another is that it honors a former name of the Girl, a Chinese constellation recorded under the name Tianjin in the Astronomical Record section of the Book of Sui. A third is that it derives from a place name noted in the River Record of the History of Jin. The most common are that it was bestowed by the Yongle Emperor of the Ming, who crossed Tianjin's Gu River on his way south to overthrow his nephew the Jianwen Emperor. History[edit] The land where Tianjin is located today was created in ancient times by sedimentation of various rivers entering the sea at Bohai Gulf, including the Yellow River which entered the sea in this area at one point. Before this time, it was open sea. The opening of the Grand Canal during the Sui dynasty prompted the development of Tianjin into a trading center. Qing dynasty[edit] During the Qing dynasty (1644–1911) Tianjin was promoted to a prefecture or Zhou (州) in 1725 with Tianjin County established under the prefecture in 1731. Later it was upgraded to an urban prefecture or Fu (府) before becoming a relay station (驻地) under the command of the Viceroy of Zhili.

1902 map of Tianjin

Opening up as a treaty port[edit] See also: Concessions in Tianjin In 1856, Chinese soldiers boarded The Arrow, a Chinese-owned ship registered in Hong Kong flying the British flag and suspected of piracy, smuggling, and of being engaged in the opium trade. They captured 12 men and imprisoned them. In response, the British and French sent gunboats under the command of Admiral Sir Michael Seymour to capture the Taku forts near Tianjin in May 1858. At the end of the first part of the Second Opium War in June of the same year, the British and French prevailed, and the Treaties of Tianjin were signed, which opened Tianjin to foreign trade. The treaties were ratified by the Emperor of China in 1860, and Tianjin was formally opened to Great Britain and France, and thus to the outside world. Between 1895 and 1900, Britain and France were joined by Japan, Germany and Russia, and even by countries without Chinese concessions such as Austria-Hungary, Italy and Belgium, in establishing self-contained concessions in Tianjin, each with its own prisons, schools, barracks and hospitals.[7] These nations left many architectural reminders of their rule, notably churches and thousands of villas. Today those villas provide an exotic flavour to Tianjin.

Church of Our Lady's Victories, built in 1869, was the site of the Tientsin Church Incident

The presence of foreign influence in Tianjin was not always peaceful; one of the most serious violent incidents to take place was the Tianjin Church Incident. In June 1870, the orphanage held by the Wanghailou Church (Church Our Lady's Victories), in Tianjin, built by French Roman Catholic missionaries, was accused of the kidnapping and brainwashing of Chinese children. On June 21, the magistrate of Tianjin County initiated a showdown at the church that developed into violent clashes between the church's Christian supporters and non-Christian Tianjin residents. The furious protestors eventually burned down Wanghailou Church and the nearby French consulate and killed eighteen foreigners including ten French nuns, the French consul, and merchants. France and six other Western nations complained to the Qing government, which was forced to pay compensation for the incident. In 1885 Li Hongzhang founded the Tianjin Military Academy 天津武備學堂 for Chinese army officers, with German advisers, as part of his military reforms.[8] The move was supported by Anhui Army commander Zhou Shengchuan.[8]:267 The academy was to serve Anhui Army and Green Standard Army officers. Various practical military, mathematic and science subjects were taught at the academy. The instructors were German officers.[8]:267 Another program was started at the academy for five years in 1887 to train teenagers as new army officers.[8]:268 Mathematics, practical and technical subjects, sciences, foreign languages, Chinese Classics and history were taught at the school. Exams were administered to students. The instruction for Tianjin Military Academy was copied at the Weihaiwei and Shanhaiguan military schools.[8]:268 The 'maritime defense fund' supplied the budget for the Tianjin Military Academy, which was shared with the Tianjin Naval Academy.[8]:268 The Tianjin Military Academy in 1886 adopted as part of its curriculum the Romance of the Three Kingdoms.[9] Among its alumni were Wang Yingkai and 段祺瑞 Duan Qirui. Among its staff was Yinchang. In June 1900, the Boxers were able to seize control of much of Tianjin. On June 26, European defense forces heading towards Beijing were stopped by Boxers at nearby Langfang, and were defeated and forced to turn back to Tianjin. The foreign concessions were also under siege for several weeks.

Tung Lai Bank building on Heping Road, built in 1930

In July 1900, the Eight-Nation Alliance recaptured Tianjin. This alliance soon established the Tianjin Provisional Government, composed of representatives from each of the occupying forces (Russian, British, Japanese, German, French, American, Austro-Hungarian, and Italian). The city was governed by this council until August 15, 1902 when the city was returned to Qing control. Eminent Qing General Yuan Shikai led efforts to transform Tianjin into a modern city, establishing the first modern Chinese police force. In 1907, Yuan supervised China's first modern democratic elections for a county council.

Major crossing (Rue Général Foch and Rue de Chaylard) of downtown Tientsin in French concession

Western nations were permitted to garrison the area to ensure open access to Beijing. The British maintained a brigade of two battalions in Tianjin, and the Italians, French, Japanese, Germans, Russians, and Austro-Hungarians maintained understrength regiments; the United States did not initially participate. During World War I, the German and Austro-Hungarian garrisons were captured and held as Prisoners of War by Allied Forces while the Bolshevik government withdrew the Russian garrison in 1918. In 1920, the remaining participating nations asked the United States to join them, and the US then sent the 15th Infantry Regiment, less one battalion, to Tianjin from the Philippines. Because of the rapid development of industry, commerce and finance, Tientsin was established as a municipality of China in 1927. From 1930 to 1935, Tientsin was the provincial capital of Hopeh, after that re-established as a municipality. Garrison duty was highly regarded by the troops. General George C. Marshall, the "architect of victory" in World War II when he was the United States Army Chief of Staff, served at Tianjin in the 1920s as Executive Officer of the 15th Infantry. The US withdrew this unit in 1938 and a US presence was maintained only by the dispatch of a small US Marine Corps unit from the Embassy Guard at Beijing.

Asahi Street (now Heping Road) in 1939 Tianjin flood

Second Sino-Japanese War[edit] On July 30, 1937, Tianjin fell to Japan, as part of the Second Sino-Japanese War, but was not entirely occupied, as the Japanese for the most part respected foreign concessions until 1941, when the American and British concessions were occupied. In the summer of 1939, there occurred a major crisis in Anglo-Japanese relations with the Tientsin Incident. On June 14, 1939, the Imperial Japanese Army surrounded and blockaded the British concession over the refusal of the British authorities to hand over to the Japanese six Chinese who had assassinated a locally prominent Japanese collaborator, and had taken refuge in the British concession. For a time, the 1939 crisis appeared likely to cause an Anglo-Japanese war, especially when reports of the maltreatment by the Japanese Army of British subjects wishing to leave or enter the concession appeared in the British press. The crisis ended when the British Prime Minister Neville Chamberlain was advised by the Royal Navy and the Foreign Office that the only way to force the Japanese to lift the blockade was to send the main British battle fleet to Far Eastern waters, and that given the current crisis in Europe that it would be inappropriate to send the British fleet out of European waters, thus leading the British to finally turn over the six Chinese, who were then executed by the Japanese. During the Japanese occupation, Tianjin was ruled by the North China Executive Committee, a puppet state based in Beijing. On August 9, 1940, all of the British troops in Tianjin were ordered to withdraw. On November 14, 1941 the American Marine unit stationed in Tianjin was ordered to leave, but before this could be accomplished, the Japanese attacked the United States. The American Marine detachment surrendered to the Japanese on December 8, 1941. Only the Italian and French concessions (the local French officials were loyal to Vichy) were allowed by the Japanese to remain. When Italy signed an armistice with the Allies in September 1943, Japanese troops took the Italian concession following a battle with its garrison, and the Italian Social Republic formally ceded it to Wang Jingwei's Japan-controlled puppet state. Japanese occupation of the city lasted until August 15, 1945, with the surrender of Japan marking the end of World War II. Post World War II[edit] In Pingjin Campaign of Chinese Civil War, the city was captured after 29 hours of fighting. Finally the Communists took over Tianjin on 15 January 1949. More recently, since 2008 Tianjin has held the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum (also called Summer Davos), in alternating years with another Chinese city, Dalian.[10] In October 2010, the UN Climate Change Conference convened in Tianjin.[11]

Panorama of Hai River

On 12 August 2015, huge explosions in the Binhai area of the city caused widespread damage and hundreds of casualties.[12] Chinese state media reported that at least the initial blast was from unknown hazardous materials in shipping containers at a plant warehouse owned by Ruihai Logistics,[13] a firm specializing in handling hazardous materials.[14] 173 people were killed, nearly 800 others were wounded, and eight remain missing.[15][16] Geography[edit]

Map of the Hai River Basin.

2011 satellite image of Tianjin

Hai river in 2012

Tianjin is located along the west coast of the Bohai Gulf, looking out to the provinces Shandong and Liaoning across those waters, bordered by Beijing 120 kilometres (75 mi) to the northwest, and except for the east, is surrounded on all sides by Hebei. With a latitude ranging from 38° 34' to 40° 15' N, and longitude ranging from 116° 43' to 118° 04' E, the total area is 11,860.63 square kilometres (4,579.41 square miles). There is 153 km (95 mi) of coastline and 1,137.48 kilometres (706.80 miles) of land border.[17] It lies at the northern end of the Grand Canal of China, which connects with the Yellow River and Yangtze River. The municipality is generally flat, and swampy near the coast, but hilly in the far north, where the Yan Mountains intrude into northern Tianjin. The highest point in the municipality is Jiuding Peak (九顶山) in Ji County on the northern border with Hebei, at an altitude of 1,078.5 m (3,538 ft). The Hai River forms within Tianjin Municipality at the confluence of the Ziya River (子牙河), Daqing River (大清河), Yongding River, North Grand Canal, and South Grand Canal, and enters the Pacific Ocean within the municipality as well, in Tanggu District. Major reservoirs include the Beidagang Reservoir in the extreme south (in Dagang District) and the Yuqiao Reservoir in the extreme north in Ji County. Climate[edit] Tianjin features a four-season, monsoon-influenced climate, typical of East Asia, with cold, windy, very dry winters reflecting the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone, and hot, humid summers, due to the monsoon. Spring in the city is dry and windy, occasionally seeing sandstorms blowing in from the Gobi Desert, capable of lasting for several days. The monthly 24-hour average temperature ranges from −3.4 °C (25.9 °F) in January to 26.8 °C (80.2 °F) in July, with an annual mean of 12.90 °C (55.2 °F). With monthly percent possible sunshine ranging from 48% in July to 61% in October, the city receives 2,522 hours of bright sunshine annually. Having a low annual total precipitation of 511 millimetres (20.1 in), and nearly three-fifths of it occurring in July and August alone, the city lies within the semi-arid zone, with parts of the municipality being humid continental (Köppen Dwa/BSk, respectively).[18] Extreme temperatures have ranged from −22.9 °C (−9 °F) to 40.5 °C (105 °F).[19]

Climate data for Tianjin (1981–2010)

Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year

Record high °C (°F) 14.3 (57.7) 20.8 (69.4) 30.5 (86.9) 33.1 (91.6) 40.5 (104.9) 39.6 (103.3) 40.5 (104.9) 37.4 (99.3) 34.9 (94.8) 30.8 (87.4) 23.1 (73.6) 14.4 (57.9) 40.5 (104.9)

Average high °C (°F) 2.0 (35.6) 5.7 (42.3) 12.2 (54) 20.9 (69.6) 26.5 (79.7) 30.2 (86.4) 31.3 (88.3) 30.5 (86.9) 26.6 (79.9) 19.9 (67.8) 10.6 (51.1) 3.8 (38.8) 18.4 (65.1)

Daily mean °C (°F) −3.4 (25.9) −0.1 (31.8) 6.4 (43.5) 14.7 (58.5) 20.5 (68.9) 24.8 (76.6) 26.8 (80.2) 25.9 (78.6) 21.1 (70) 14.1 (57.4) 5.2 (41.4) −1.2 (29.8) 12.9 (55.22)

Average low °C (°F) −7.4 (18.7) −4.4 (24.1) 1.7 (35.1) 9.3 (48.7) 15.1 (59.2) 20.0 (68) 22.9 (73.2) 22.2 (72) 16.7 (62.1) 9.4 (48.9) 1.1 (34) −5 (23) 8.5 (47.3)

Record low °C (°F) −18.1 (−0.6) −22.9 (−9.2) −17.7 (0.1) −2.8 (27) 4.5 (40.1) 10.1 (50.2) 16.2 (61.2) 13.7 (56.7) 6.2 (43.2) −2.2 (28) −11.4 (11.5) −16.2 (2.8) −22.9 (−9.2)

Average precipitation mm (inches) 2.4 (0.094) 3.6 (0.142) 8.1 (0.319) 22.1 (0.87) 37.3 (1.469) 80.6 (3.173) 148.8 (5.858) 124.1 (4.886) 44.6 (1.756) 26.3 (1.035) 10.7 (0.421) 2.8 (0.11) 511.4 (20.133)

Average precipitation days (≥ 0.1 mm) 1.6 2.0 3.1 4.5 5.9 7.8 11.1 9.4 6.0 4.7 2.9 2.0 61

Average relative humidity (%) 57 54 51 50 55 64 75 76 69 64 61 59 61.3

Mean monthly sunshine hours 170.1 170.2 202.4 223.8 249.0 226.9 206.4 204.4 205.3 196.1 163.0 157.6 2,375.2

Percent possible sunshine 59 59 56 58 60 57 48 53 60 61 57 57 57.1

Source: China Meteorological Administration[20]

Measures to improve air quality[edit] In May 2014, the city's administration enacted new laws in an attempt to lower the city's pollution levels. These measures included several restrictions on days of severe pollution; halving the number of vehicles allowed on roads, halting construction and manufacturing activity, closing schools, and halting large-scale outdoor activities.[21]

Foreign-born professional sportsmen have made statements regarding Tianjin's air quality, citing it as an impediment to athletic activity and being thick enough to "taste".[22]

Administrative divisions[edit] Main articles: List of administrative divisions of Tianjin and List of township-level divisions of Tianjin Tianjin is divided into 16 county-level divisions, which are all districts .

Administrative divisions of Tianjin

1 2 3 4 5 6 Jizhou Baodi Ninghe Binhai Dongli Jinnan Xiqing Beichen Wuqing Jinghai 1. Heping 2. Hexi 3. Hebei 4. Nankai 5. Hedong 6. Hongqiao

Division code[23] Division Area in km2[24] Population 2010[25] Seat Postal code subdivisions[26]

Subdistricts Towns Townships Ethnic townships Residential communities Villages

120000 Tianjin 11760.00 12,938,224 Hexi 300000 112 118 10 1 1723 3762

120101 Heping 9.97 273,466 Xiaobailou Subdistrict 300041 6


120102 Hedong 15.06 860,852 Dawangzhuang Subdistrict 300171 13


120103 Hexi 41.24 870,632 Dayingmen Subdistrict 300202 13


120104 Nankai 40.64 1,018,196 Changhong Subdistrict 300110 12


120105 Hebei 29.14 788,368 Wanghailou Subdistrict 300143 10


120106 Hongqiao 21.30 531,526 Xiyuzhuang Subdistrict 300131 10


120110 Dongli 460.00 569,955 Zhangguizhuang Subdistrict 300300 9

90 102

120111 Xiqing 545.00 684,690 Yangliuqing Town 300380 2 7

106 151

120112 Jinnan 401.00 593,063 Xianshuigu Town 300350


68 165

120113 Beichen 478.00 669,031 Guoyuanxincun Subdistrict 300400 5 9

115 126

120114 Wuqing 1570.00 949,413 Yunhexi Subdistrict 301700 6 24

64 695

120115 Baodi 1523.00 799,057 Baoping Subdistrict 301800 6 16

37 765

120116 Binhai 2270.00 2,482,065 Xingang Subdistrict 300451 19 7

254 144

120117 Ninghe 1414.00 416,143 Lutai Town 301500

11 3

34 282

120118 Jinghai 1476.00 646,978 Jinghai Town 301600

16 2

46 383

120119 Jizhou 1590.00 784,789 Wenchang Subdistrict 301900 1 20 5 1 32 949

Divisions in Chinese and varieties of romanizations

English Chinese Pinyin

Tianjin Municipality 天津市 Tiānjīn Shì

Heping District 和平区 Hépíng Qū

Hedong District 河东区 Hédōng Qū

Hexi District 河西区 Héxī Qū

Nankai District 南开区 Nánkāi Qū

Hebei District 河北区 Héběi Qū

Hongqiao District 红桥区 Hōngqiáo Qū

Dongli District 东丽区 Dōnglì Qū

Xiqing District 西青区 Xīqīng Qū

Jinnan District 津南区 Jīnnán Qū

Beichen District 北辰区 Běichén Qū

Wuqing District 武清区 Wǔqīng Qū

Baodi District 宝坻区 Bǎodǐ Qū

Binhai New Area 滨海新区 Bīnhǎi Xīnqū

Ninghe District 宁河区 Nínghé Qū

Jinghai District 静海区 Jìnghǎi Qū

Jizhou District 蓟州区 Jìzhōu Qū

In addition, the Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area (TEDA) is not a formal level of administration, but nevertheless enjoys rights similar to a regular district.

Airport Industrial Park, Dongli District

These districts and counties are further subdivided, as of December 31, 2004[update], into 240 township-level divisions, including 120 towns, 18 townships, 2 ethnic townships and 100 subdistricts. Politics[edit] Main articles: Politics of Tianjin and List of provincial leaders of the People's Republic of China The politics of Tianjin is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in the mainland China. The Mayor of Tianjin is the highest-ranking official in the People's Government of Tianjin. Since Tianjin is a municipality, the Communist Party of China Municipal Committee Secretary is colloquially termed the "Tianjin CPC Party chief". Economy[edit]

Then Premier Wen Jiabao, himself a Tianjin native, and Klaus Schwab at the Annual Meeting of the New Champions of World Economic Forum in Tianjin, 2010

Tianjin's GDP reached 1.572 trillion yuan in 2014, an increase of 10.0 percent over 2013. The city of Tianjin recorded China's highest per-capita GDP with $17,126, followed by Beijing with $16,278 and Shanghai with $15,847.[27] The municipality recorded a 16.5% increase in GDP in 2009, second only to the 16.9% rate in resource-rich Inner Mongolia, and nearly double the national growth rate. In the short term, infrastructure spending will buoy Tianjin's economy. There are substantial projects under way to extend the metro system and improve road and rail links with the nearby national capital, Beijing.[citation needed] Although the international financial crisis spread rapidly and the speed of world economy growth is slowing down, Tianjin economy still maintains at a steady and fast growing speed. In 2008, Tianjin's total output value was RMB 635.438 billion, an increase of 16.5%, say RMB 130.398 billion increase over last year, the first time with an increase of exceeding RMB 100 billion. The total output value per capita in Tianjin was US$7,800, nearing the level of middle developed countries. Tianjin had realized a directly contracted foreign investment of up to $13.256 billion, an increase of 15.1%, and actual contributed capital of $7.420, increasing 40.6% year on year. So far Tianjin has had 21,048 companies with foreign investment, with accumulated foreign investment of $47.2 billion. At the same time, Tianjin is actively developing financial reform and innovation. The China Bohai Bank, the first national commercial bank limited by shares with headquarters in Tianjin, had set up six branches and 14 offices open to the public by the end of 2008. In March 2008, the national non-listed public companies equity exchange market (OTC) was established in Tianjin upon approval of the State Council.Tianjin has become the pilot city with the most industrial investment funds in China. The China National Private Equity Forum was held in Tianjin again, with approx. 500 investment companies and private fund institutions as well as about 2,000 growing enterprises involving in global capital circulation through this Capital Connection in Tianjin. Supported by the strong actual goods exchange, Tianjin takes futures industry development as a key part of its financial reform and innovation. In July 2008, the Yide Futures Broker Co. moved its headquarters to Tianjin. Tianjin Finance Town Project, North Jiefang Road as its axle, has been initiated. It will be built into a comprehensive, open and intellectual finance service area within ten years. Tianjin is transforming into a hub city for international shipping and logistics, modern manufacturing and research and development. Nominal GDP of Tianjin has swelled by 2.8 times from 184 RMB billion in 2001 to 505 RMB billion in 2007. Tianjin pillar industries are electronic information technology, automotive, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, metallurgy and petrochemicals industries. The new coastal area, consisting of Tianjin Port, Tianjin Economic and Technology Development Area and Tianjin Bonded area, has attracted numerous world-famous businesses like Motorola, Toyota and Samsung. Globalization and opening up of the economy to the rest of the world have brought about remarkable benefits to the economic growth of Tianjin. Government finance revenue of Tianjin increased by more than threefold from 16 RMB billion in 2001 to 54 RMB billion in 2007. As revenue rose, expenditure on science and technology, education, culture, health and sports followed suit as well, reaching 10 billion RMB in 2004, constituting to 30.7% of the city's financial expenditure. Revenue has also been used in the building of infrastructure such as new roads, new bridges and commercial houses. One of the development objectives in the 11th Five year Plan is to have financial revenue growing at the rate of 16% annually.

Tianjin city center

Skyscrapers in Tianjin Meters Feet

Goldin Finance 117 597.00 1,958.66

Tianjin World Financial Center 336.9 1,105.32

Yujiapu Administrative Services Center 299.45 982.45

Powerlong Center 289 948.16

Bohai Bank Tower 270 885.83

5 Taian Dao 253.40 831.36

Tianjin total investments in fixed assets have increased from 62 RMB billion in 2001 to 239 RMB billion in 2007, representing a 3.9 times surge over a period of six years. Tianjin has built up its competitive advantages in the investment landscape such as: convenient port transportation services, an open market, advanced logistic services, alluring preferential policies and having efficient government services. By the end of 2004, more than 118 countries and regions invested in Tianjin, setting up approximately 16,000 enterprises. Currently, Tianjin is developing itself into an eco-city, thus, bringing multiple prospects for investments in fixed assets in the subsequent time periods. Industry[edit] The manufacturing sector was the largest (54.8%) and fastest-growing (18.2%) sector of Tianjin's economy in 2009. Major industries include petrochemical industries, textiles, car manufacturing, mechanical industries, and metalworking. EADS Airbus is an important manufacturer, and has opened an assembly plant for its Airbus A320 series airliners, operational since 2009. Tianjin also hit the news in 2010, as the current fastest supercomputer in the world, Tianhe-1A, is located at the National Supercomputing Center in Tianjin. GDP in 2009 hit ¥750.1 billion, with a per capita of RMB¥62,403.

Industrial complexes in Tianjin Details

Tianjin Airport International Logistics Zone Tianjin Airport International Logistics Zone is jointly invested by Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone and Tianjin Binhai International Airport. It is located inside the airfreight area of Tianjin Binhai International Airport. It has domestic and foreign excellent airfreight logistics enterprises engaged in sorting, warehousing, distribution, processing, exhibition. It is in the process of constructing the largest airfreight base in northern China.[28]

Tianjin Economic & Technological Development Area (Also known as TEDA)

Tianjin Economic and Technological Development Area

As one of the first state-level economic and technological development zones, TEDA was founded on December 6, 1984, with the approval of the State Council. It enjoys relevant state preferential policies with the major task to attract domestic and foreign investment to develop high and new technology oriented modern industries. As an affiliated organ of the Tianjin Municipal Government, the Administrative Commission of Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area exercises unified administration of TEDA on behalf of the Tianjin Municipal Government and enjoys provincial-level administrative and economic management rights.

Tianjin Baodi Economic and Technological Development Area

Tianjin Export Processing Zone Tianjin Export Processing Zone is one of the first 15 export processing zones approved by the State Council on April 27, 2000. This is a special enclosed zone where the Customs conduct 24-hour administration on commodities transported into and out of the zone and relevant places. The central government granted this special economic zone special preferential policies to attract enterprises in the business of processing and trade to invest in the zone. Tianjin Export Processing Zone is located to the northeast of TEDA with a planned area of 2.54 km2 (0.98 sq mi). The area developed in the first phase is 1 m2. A permanent wall is built to separate export processing zone and non-export processing zone. [29]

TEDA Western Zone Land expansion is being carried out in Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area. The newly expanded area-the Western Zone of TEDA is located in the western part of TEDA between Tianjin Port and Tianjin International Airport. It covers an area of approximately 48 km2 (19 sq mi)

Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone [[File:At an Electric Car Factory in Tianjin, China.jpgleftthumb US Congresswoman Nancy Pelosi visiting a Tianjin electric car factory in 2009]] Tianjin Port Free Trade Zone is the largest free trade zone in northern China as well as the only free trade zone in northern China. The zone was approved to be established in 1991 by State Council. It is 30 km (19 mi) from Tianjin city proper, less than 1 km (0.62 mi) away from the wharf and only 38 km (24 mi) away from Tianjin Binhai International Airport.[30]

Tianjin Tanggu National Marine High-Tech Development Area Tianjin Tanggu Marine High-Tech Development Area was established in 1992, and was upgraded to the national-level high-tech development area by the State Council in 1995, it is the only national-level high-tech development area specializing in developing the marine Hi-Tech industry. By the end of 2008, the zone has 2068 corporations and has 5 industries there including new materials, oil manufacturing, modern machinery manufacturing, and electronic information.[31]

Huayuan Area Industrial Development Park

Wuqing Development Area

Micro-Electronic Industry Park (Jinnan) In 2003, TEDA cooperated with Jinnan District of Tianjin and build up the Science & Technology Park of TEDA, which is the extension of TEDA with new functions in space, industry, management, culture and service. Tianjin TEDA Scientific Technology Industrial Park Development & Construction Co. Ltd (TTSTIPDC) was established in October, 2003, supported by Tianjin TEDA Investment & Holding Co. Ltd and Tianjin Jinnan District Town Construction Integrative Investment Co. Ltd. The company is funded by 200 million RMB. It works at investing and managing land, energy & infrastructure project construction and marketing management, setting up creative, life, culture common establishment and common business, setting up the third industry, development and management real estate.

Nangang Industrial Zone A world-level heavy and chemical industry base and harbor; an important part of the "dual-city, dual-harbor"space development strategy of Tianjin, a world-class demonstration zone of circular economy. The total planned area of Nangang Industrial Zone is 200 km2 (77 sq mi), of which the terrestrial area is 162 km2 (63 sq mi).

Agriculture[edit] Farmland takes up about 40% of Tianjin Municipality's total area. Wheat, rice, and maize are the most important crops. Fishing is important along the coast.

Tianjin Binhai New Area CBD

Resources[edit] Tianjin Municipality also has deposits of about 1 billion tonnes of petroleum, with Dagang District containing important[clarification needed] oilfields. Salt production is also important,[clarification needed] with Changlu Yanqu being one of China's most important[clarification needed] salt production areas. Geothermal energy is another resource of Tianjin. Deposits of manganese and boron under Tianjin were the first to be found in China. Binhai New Area[edit] Tianjin Binhai New Area (TBNA) is located in the juncture of the Beijing-Tianjin City Belt and the Circum-Bohai City Belt. It is the gateway to North China, Northeast China, and Northwest China. Lying in the center of Northeast Asia, it is the nearest point of departure of the Eurasian Continental Bridge. Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Year Pop. ±%

1953 2,693,831 —    

1982 7,764,141 +188.2%

1990 8,785,402 +13.2%

2000 9,848,731 +12.1%

2010 12,938,224 +31.4%

2013 14,720,000 +13.8%

Population size may be affected by changes on administrative divisions.

At the end of 2009, the population of Tianjin Municipality was 12.28 million, of which 9.8 million were residential holders of Tianjin hukou (permanent residence). Among Tianjin permanent residents, 5.99 million were urban, and 3.81 million were rural.[32] Tianjin has recently shifted to rapid population growth, its population has reached 14.72 million as of 2013[update] end.[33] The encompassing metropolitan area was estimated by the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) to have, as of 2010[update], a population of 15.4 million.[34][1] The majority of Tianjin residents are Han Chinese. There are also 51 out of the 55 minor Chinese ethnic groups living in Tianjin. Major minorities include Hui, Koreans, Manchus, and Mongols.

Old Guanyinhao Bank

Ethnic groups in Tianjin, 2000 census

Ethnicity Population Percentage

Han 9,581,775 97.29%

Hui 172,357 1.75%

Manchu 56,548 0.57%

Mongols 11,331 0.12%

Korean 11,041 0.11%

Zhuang 4,055 0.041%

Tujia 3,677 0.037%

Excludes members of the People's Liberation Army in active service.[35] Media[edit] Tianjin People's Broadcasting Station is the major radio station in Tianjin. Broadcasting in nine channels, it serves most of North China, part of East and Northeast China, reaching an audience of over 100 million.[36] Tianjin Television, the local television station, broadcasts in nine channels. It also boasts a paid digital channel, featuring home improvement programs.[37][non-primary source needed] Both the radio and television stations are now branches of the Tianjin Film, Radio and Television Group, established in October 2002.[38][non-primary source needed] Major local newspapers include the Tianjin Daily and Jin Wan Bao (literally, tonight newspaper), which are the flagship papers of Tianjin Daily Newspaper Group and Jinwan Mass Media Group, respectively. There are also three English-language magazines: Jin,[39][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Plus[40][non-primary source needed] and Business Tianjin,[41][non-primary source needed] mostly directed at ex-pats resident in the city. Previous newspapers[edit] The first German newspaper in northern China, Tageblatt für Nordchina, was published in Tianjin.[42] In 1912 Tianjin had 17 Chinese-language newspapers and 5 daily newspapers in other languages; none of the newspapers in the Tianjin district were trade papers. Of the foreign language newspapers, three were in English and one each was in French and German. Newspapers from Tianjin published in Tianjin included China Critic, Peking and Tientsin Times, The China Times,[43] Tageblatt für Nordchina, L'Echo de Tientsin, China Tribune, Ta Kung Pao (L'Impartial), Min Hsing Pao, and Jih Jih Shin Wen Pao (Tsientsin Daily News).[44] Newspapers from Beijing published in Tianjin included Pei Ching Jih Pao, Peking Daily News, and Le Journal de Peking.[43] In 1930 the newspaper Deutsch-Mandschurische Nachrichten[45] moved from Harbin to Tianjin and changed its name to the Deutsch-Chinesische Nachrichten.[46] Censorship capital[edit] More and more China's leading Internet Information Providers (usually located in Beijing), including social network Sina Weibo, Douban and the online video website Sohu, tend to relocate their censorship departments to Tianjin, where labor costs are cheaper than Beijing, as censorship is a kind of labour-intensive work. In fact, Tianjin has become the Censorship capital of Chinese Internet.[47][48] Tourism[edit]

Crosstalk in Tianjin

The city has many sights; its streetscapes – an assemblage of historic nineteenth - and early twentieth-century European architecture, juxtaposed with the concrete and glass monoliths of contemporary China – are its most engrossing attraction. Though wide swaths of the city are being redeveloped, much of the colonial architecture has been placed under protection, and the shopping opportunities, especially for antiques, just about justify a day-trip from the capital, an hour away by train. In the nineteenth century, the port city caught the attention of the seafaring Western powers, who used the boarding of a British ship by Chinese troops as an excuse to declare war. With well-armed gunboats, they were assured of victory, and the Treaty of Tianjin, signed in 1856, gave the Europeans the right to establish nine concessionary bases on the mainland, from which they could conduct trade and sell opium. These concessions, along the banks of the Hai River, were self-contained European fantasy worlds: the French built elegant châteaux and towers, while the Germans constructed red-tiled Bavarian villas. Tensions between the indigenous population and the foreigners exploded in the Tianjin Incident of 1870, when a Chinese mob attacked a French-run orphanage, and again during the Boxer Rebellion in 1900, after which the foreigners levelled the walls around the old Chinese city to enable them to keep an eye on its residents. The dense network of ex-concession streets south and west of the central train station, and south of the Hai River, now constitute the areas of most interest to visitors. Unmistakable are the châteaux of the French concession, which now make up the downtown district just south of the river, and the haughty mansions the British built east of here. Farther east, also south of the river, the architecture of an otherwise unremarkable district has a sprinkling of stern German constructions. Landmarks and attractions[edit]

Nankai University

See also: Major National Historical and Cultural Sites (Tianjin)

Astor Hotel Binjiang Avenue shopping street Drum Tower Five Main Avenues Former Concessions in Tianjin

Tianjin Italian Style Town

Hai River Park Luzutang Boxer Rebellion Museum Memorial Hall to Zhou Enlai and Deng Yingchao Nanshi Cuisine Street People's Park St. Joseph's Cathedral of Tianjin Temple of Confucius Wen Miao Temple of Great Compassion Century Clock Tianjin Ancient Culture Street

Yuhuangge Taoist Temple

Tianjin Eye Tianjin Museum Tianjin Binhai Library Tianjin Art Gallery Tianjin Natural History Museum Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, also known as "The Water Drop" Tianjin Radio and Television Tower Tianjin Water Park Tianjin World Financial Center Tianjin Zoo Yangliuqing (including Shi Family Grand Courtyard) Porcelain House Nankai University Nankai Middle School Tianjin University

Sights outside the old city urban core area, but within the municipality, including Binhai/TEDA:

Huangya Pass, a section of the Great Wall of China Mount Panshan Sino-Singapore Tianjin Eco-city Soviet Aircraft Carrier Kiev Taku Forts TEDA Football Stadium, home stadium of Chinese Super League team Tianjin Teda F.C.


Ancient Culture Street

A traditional Tianjin lunch of Goubuli Baozi

Traditional Opera in Tianjin

People from Tianjin speak the Tianjin dialect of Mandarin, from which it is derived. Despite its proximity to Beijing, the Tianjin dialect sounds quite different from the Beijing dialect, which provides the basis for Putonghua, the official spoken language of the People's Republic of China. Tianjin is a respected home base of Beijing opera, one of the most prestigious forms of Chinese opera.

"Jingwei Tries to Fill the Sea", the Dome Mural of Tianjin Railway Station

Tianjin is famous for its stand up comedy and comedians including Guo Degang and Ma Sanli. Ma Sanli (马三立) (1914–2003), an ethnic Hui and longtime resident of Tianjin, is renowned for his xiangsheng (相声), a hugely popular form of Chinese entertainment similar to comedy. Ma Sanli delivered some of his xiangsheng in the Tianjin dialect. Tianjin, along with Beijing, is a center for the art of xiangsheng. Tianjin's patented brand of stand-up also includes the use of rhythmic bamboo clappers "Kuaiban".[49] Yangliuqing (Green Willows), a town about 15 km (9.3 mi) west of Tianjin's urban area and the seat of Xiqing District, is famous for its popular Chinese New Year-themed, traditional-style, colourful wash paintings (杨柳青年画). Tianjin is also famous for Zhang's clay figurines which are a type of colourful figurine depicting a variety of vivid characters, and Tianjin's Wei's kites, which can be folded to a fraction of their full sizes, are noted for portability. On September 28, 2015, the Juilliard School in New York City announced a major expansion into Tianjin during a visit by China's first lady, Peng Liyuan, the institution's first such full-scale foray outside the United States, with plans to offer a master's degree program.[50] Cuisine[edit] Tianjin cuisine places a heavy focus on seafood, due to Tianjin's proximity to the sea. It can be further classified into several varieties, including the rough (Chinese: 粗; pinyin: cū), smooth (simplified Chinese: 细; traditional Chinese: 細; pinyin: xì), and high (Chinese: 高; pinyin: gāo). Prominent menus include the Eight Great Bowls (Chinese: 八大碗; pinyin: Bādà wǎn), a combination of eight mainly meat dishes, and the Four Great Stews (Chinese: 四大扒; pinyin: sì dà bā), actually referring to a very large number of stews, including chicken, duck, seafood, beef, and mutton. The four delicacies of Tianjin include Goubuli baozi, Guifaxiang Shibajie Mahua (Chinese: 十八街麻花; pinyin: shíbā jiē máhuā), Erduoyan Zhagao (Chinese: 耳朵眼炸糕; pinyin: erduoyǎn zhà gāo) and Maobuwen Jiaozi (Chinese: 猫不闻饺子; pinyin: māo bù wén jiǎozi). Well-known foods include Caoji donkey meat, Bazhen sheep-leg mutton of Guanshengyuan, Luji Tangmian Zhagao, Baiji Shuijiao, Gaogan of Zhilanzhai, Guobacai of Dafulai, Subao of Shitoumenkan and Xiaobao chestnut. These famous snacks are available in Nanshi Food Street, which was a famous calling-card of Tianjin in the aspect of cuisine. Transport[edit] Main article: Transport in Tianjin

Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway

Translohr tram serving in Binhai New Area

Port of Tianjin pilot boat berth

Tianjin Airport Terminal

Port of Tianjin[edit] Tianjin port is the world's top-level and China's largest artificial deep water harbor, and the throughput capacity ranks fifth in the world. Located in Binhai Economic Zone, a national new economic zone of China, Tianjin harbor is the port of call of international cruises visiting the wider area, including Beijing. Trams[edit] Main articles: Trams in Tianjin and TEDA Modern Guided Rail Tram Tianjin's harbor area of Binhai/TEDA has a modern, high speed rubber tired tram system, which is the first of its kind in China & Asia. Constructed in 2006, this marked a return of the tram to Tianjin, which once had an extensive standard steel-wheeled tramway network. The original Tianjin tram network was constructed by a Belgian company in 1904 and opened in 1906. It was the first citywide tramway system in China. It closed in 1972. Rapid transit[edit] Main article: Tianjin Metro Light railway[edit] There is also a light railway line in the city, the Binhai Mass Transit line. The line runs between downtown Tianjin and TEDA (Tianjin Economic Development Area) in the seaside region. The eastern part of the line began service on March 28, 2004. The western part of the line is scheduled to be completed in 2006. There is also a guided rail tram system in TEDA, called TEDA Modern Guided Rail Tram. Metro[edit] The municipality consists of two rapid transit systems, Tianjin Metro and Binhai Mass Transit. They are currently under heavy expansion from five to nine lines. Five lines are currently operating both in the City and the Binhai area. As of October 2016, the entire network of Tianjin Metro and Binhai Mass Transit has 95 stations and 5 lines. Construction work on the Tianjin Metro started on July 4, 1970. It was the second metro to be built in China and commenced service in 1984. The total length of track was 7.4 kilometres (5 miles). The metro service was suspended on October 9, 2001 for reconstruction. The original line is now part of Line 1 of the new metro system. It was re-opened to the public in June 2006. The track was extended to 26.188 km (16.272 mi) and there are a total of 22 stations. Construction work on Line 2 and Line 3 was completed in 2012 and the two lines are now in operation. Several new metro lines are planned. There are two rapid transit operators in Tianjin:

Tianjin Metro. Presently operating with 63 stations and four lines. Binhai Mass Transit (BMT). Currently operating 33 stations.

Current map of Tianjin Metro and Binhai Mass Transit[edit] Rail[edit]

Tianjin Railway Station

There are several railway stations in the city, Tianjin Railway Station being the principal one. It was built in 1888. The station was initially located at Wangdaozhuang (simplified Chinese: 旺道庄; traditional Chinese: 旺道莊; pinyin: Wàngdàozhuāng). The station was later moved to Laolongtou (simplified Chinese: 老龙头; traditional Chinese: 老龍頭; pinyin: Lǎolóngtóu) on the banks of the Hai He River in 1892, so the station was renamed Laolongtou Railway Station. The station was rebuilt from scratch in 1988. The rebuilding work began on April 15, 1987 and was finished on October 1, 1988. The Tianjin Railway Station is also locally called the 'East Station', due to its geographical position. In January 2007, the station began another long-term restructuring project to modernize the facility and as part of the larger Tianjin transport hub project involving Tianjin Metro lines 2, 3, and 9 as well as the Tianjin-Beijing High-speed rail. Tianjin West Railway Station and Tianjin North Railway Station are also major railway stations in Tianjin. There is also Tanggu Railway Station is located in the important port area of Tanggu District, and Binhai Railway Station and Binhai North Railway Station located in TEDA, to the north of Tanggu. There are several other railway stations in the city that do not handle passenger traffic. Construction on a Beijing-Tianjin high-speed rail began on July 4, 2005 and was completed by August 2008. The following rail lines go through Tianjin:

Jingshan Railway, from Beijing to Shanhai Pass Jinpu Railway, from Tianjin to Pukou District, Nanjing Jinji Railway, from Tianjin urban area to Ji County, Tianjin Jinba Railway, from Tianjin to Bazhou, Hebei

Tianjin West Railway Station

The inter-city trains between Beijing and Tianjin will adopt a new numbering system: Cxxxx (C stands for interCity.). The train numbers range between C2001~C2298:

C2001~C2198: From Beijing South Station to Tianjin, non-stop. C2201~C2268: From Beijing South Station to Tianjin, with stops at Wuqing Station (武清站); C2271~C2298: From Beijing South Station to Yujiapu Railway Station of Tianjin.[51]

The new C trains take only 30 min between Beijing and Tianjin, cutting the previous D train time by more than a half. The ticket price as of Aug. 15, 08 is 69 RMB for the first-class seat and 58 RMB for the second-class seat. Bus[edit]

Tianjin Bus Route 606

There were over 900 bus lines in the city as of 2005[update].[52] Roads and expressways[edit] Some roads and bridges have retained names that hark back to the Republic of China era (1912-1949) such as Minquan Gate and Beiyang Road. Like with most cities in China, many roads in Tianjin are named after Chinese provinces and cities. Also, Tianjin is unlike Beijing, in that very few roads run parallel to the major four cardinal directions. Tianjin has three ring roads. The Inner and Middle Ring Roads are not closed, traffic-controlled roadways and some often have traffic light intersections. The Outer Ring Road is the closest thing to a highway-level ring road, although traffic is often chaotic.

Inner Ring Road (neihuan) Middle Ring Road (zhonghuan) Outer Ring Road (waihuan)

Tianjin's roads often finish in dao (Chinese: 道; literally: "avenue"), xian (simplified Chinese: 线; traditional Chinese: 線; literally: "line"). These are most often used for highways and through routes. The terms lu (Chinese: 路; literally: "road"). Jie (Chinese: 街; literally: "street") are rare. As Tianjin's roads are rarely in a cardinal compass direction, jing (simplified Chinese: 经; traditional Chinese: 經; literally: "avenue") roads and wei (simplified Chinese: 纬; traditional Chinese: 緯; literally: "avenue") roads often appear, which attempt to run more directly north-south and east-west, respectively. The following seven expressways of China run in or through Tianjin:

Jingjintang Expressway, from Beijing, through Tianjin's urban area, to Tanggu District / TEDA Jinghu Expressway, from Jinjing Gonglu Bridge to Shanghai (together with Jingjintang Expressway, this is the expressway from Beijing to Shanghai) Jingshen Expressway, through Baodi District on its way from Beijing to Shenyang Tangjin Expressway, from Tanggu District, Tianjin, to Tangshan, Hebei—known in Tianjin as the Jintang Expressway Baojin Expressway, from Beichen District, Tianjin, to Baoding, Hebei—known in Tianjin as the Jinbao Expressway Jinbin Expressway, from Zhangguizhuang Bridge to Hujiayuan Bridge, both within Tianjin Jinji Expressway, from central Tianjin to Jixian County

The following six China National Highways pass through Tianjin:

China National Highway 102, through Ji County, Tianjin on its way from Beijing to Harbin China National Highway 103, from Beijing, through Tianjin's urban area, to Tanggu District China National Highway 104, from Beijing, through Tianjin Municipality, to Fuzhou China National Highway 105, from Beijing, through Tianjin Municipality, to Macau China National Highway 112, circular highway around Beijing, passes through Tianjin Municipality China National Highway 205, from Shanhaiguan, Hebei, through Tianjin Municipality, to Guangzhou

Airport[edit] Tianjin Binhai International Airport (ZBTJ) is located in Dongli District roughly 13 km (8 mi) away from downtown area. The city will also be served by the new Beijing Daxing International Airport in Beijing, currently under construction and to be completed by 2017.[53] Tianjin Binhai International Airport now has a terminal building which covers an area of 25,000 m2 (269,000 sq ft), a merchandise warehouse which covers an area of 29,500 m2 (318,000 sq ft) and runways measuring 3.6 km (2.2 mi) in total. It has a grade 4E airstrip, which all kinds of large aircraft can take off from and land safely on. Tianjin Binhai International Airport[54] has 59 flight routes, connecting 48 cities, including 30 domestic cities and 17 foreign cities. Airline companies like Japan Airlines, All Nippon Airways, Korean Air, Asiana Airlines, Singapore Airlines Cargo and Martinair Holland all have flights to Tianjin Binhai International Airport. Religion[edit] Residents of Tianjin participate in indigenous religions, such as the veneration of the goddess Mazu. In addition, Tianjin has a Buddhist Temple of Great Compassion, a Catholic St. Joseph's Cathedral (Laoxikai Church), a Catholic Our Lady of Victory Church (Wanghailou Church). A Roman Catholic Diocese of Tianjin exists.[55] According to the Chinese General Social Survey of 2009, Christians constitute 1.51% of the city's population.[56] Tianjin has been described as a historically "strong center" of Islam in China.[57] Northwestern Tianjin is traditionally the location of the Muslim quarter of the city, where they have lived for centuries near the city's huge Great Mosque, Qingzhen si, founded in 1703.[58][59] Other mosques include the Dahuoxiang Mosque.[60]

A Mazu Temple in Tianjin.

House decorated by more than Seven hundred million pieces of ceramic.

Tianjin Eye.

Tianjin Museum.

Tianjin Italian Town.

Sports[edit] Sports teams based in Tianjin include: Chinese Super League

Tianjin Teda F.C.

Chinese Super League

Tianjin Quanjian F.C.

China Baseball League

Tianjin Lions

China Women Volleyball League

Tianjin Bridgestone Women Volleyball Team

Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium, Nankai District

The 1995 World Table Tennis Championships were played in town. Martial arts[edit] Together with Beijing, Tianjin had been for many centuries considered a center for traditional Chinese martial arts. Many past and present masters of arts such as Bajiquan, Pigua Zhang, Xing Yi Quan, Bagua Zhang and others lived or are living in the city.[61][62][63] The districts most famous for martial arts in the city are Hong Qiao and Nankai, and martial artists abound in public green spaces such as Xigu Park and the Tianjin Water Park. Education[edit] See also: List of universities and colleges in Tianjin Colleges and universities[edit]

Tianjin University and Nankai University Joint Research Building

Tianjin Normal University

Under the National Ministry of Education:

Tianjin University (founded 1895, oldest university in China) Nankai University (founded 1919,one of the most prestigious universities in China)

Under the municipal government:

Tianjin Polytechnic University Tianjin Medical University Tianjin Normal University Tianjin University of Science & Technology Tianjin University of Technology Tianjin University of Finance & Economics Tianjin University of Commerce Tianjin Academy of Fine Arts Tianjin Agricultural College Tianjin Conservatory of Music Tianjin Foreign Studies University Tianjin Institute of Physical Education Tianjin University of Technology and Education Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine Tianjin Urban Construction Institute

Under the national Civil Aviation Authority:

Civil Aviation University of China

Under the government of Hebei Province:

Hebei University of Technology (founded 1903, the earliest institute of technology in China)

Foreign institutions:

The Florida International University Tianjin Center, opened in 2006 as a cooperative venture between the municipal government and the Miami-based university. The Great Wall MBA Program Oklahoma City University Meinders School of Business, established in 1986 on the campus of Tianjin University of Finance & Economics.[64] Raffles Design Institute Tianjin is a joint-project between Tianjin University of Commerce, Boustead College and Raffles Design Institute, Singapore.


Boustead College

Note: Institutions without full-time bachelor programs are not listed. High schools[edit]

Yaohua High School

Tianjin No.20 High School

Tianjin Shiyan High School

Tianjin No.21 High School(天津第二十一中学(原法汉学堂)): Tianjin No.21 High School was founded in 1895.The French ambassador to China and consul general in tianjin授意紫竹林教堂创办,It called the French academy.,To train Chinese French talents; THen It was renamed 工部局学校 in 1902;1916年迁入现校址,It was renamed 法汉学堂.(French is still the EcoleMunicipaleFrancaise.)。Tianjin No.21 HIgh School is located in the center of the political and cultural education in Tianjin Heping district, adjacent to the largest Catholic church in north China, the main building of the school teaching retained and church appearance consistent style, campus environment elegant chic, match well of Chinese and western, having a unique style. 镌刻在教学楼中央的校训“求真、求实、求新、求异”在阳光下熠熠生辉,It has added to the campus atmosphere and strong learning atmosphere.The school covers an area of 10.1 mu, a building area of 10,300 square meters, and the internal structure of the school is more reasonable.(天津第二十一中学(原法汉学堂)) Tianjin No.1 High School (天津市第一中学)[65][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Yaohua High School (天津市耀华中学) was founded 1927. Tianjin Xinhua High School (天津市新华中学)[66][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Experimental High School (天津市实验中学)[67][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Tianjin High School(天津市天津中学) Tianjin Fuxing High School (天津市复兴中学) Tianjin Ruijing High School (天津市瑞景中学) The Foreign Languages School Affiliated to Tianjin Foreign Studies University (TFLS) (天津外国语学院附属外国语学校)[68][non-primary source needed] Tianjin No.20 High School (天津市第二十中学) Tianjin No.4 High School (天津市第四中学)[69][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Yangcun No.1 High School (天津市杨村第一中学) Tianjin Ji No.1 High School (天津市蓟县第一中学) Tianjin Dagang No.1 High School (天津市大港第一中学) Tianjin Second Nankai High School (天津市第二南开中学)[70] Tianjin Tanggu No.1 High School (天津市塘沽第一中学) Tianjin No.42 High School (天津市第四十二中学) Tianjin Baodi No.1 High School (天津市宝坻第一中学) Tianjin Dagang Oilfield Experimental High School (天津市大港油田实验中学) Tianjin No.47 High School (天津市第四十七中学)[71][non-primary source needed] Tianjin No.7 High School (天津市第七中学)[72][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Jinghai No.1 High School (天津市静海第一中学) Tianjin Haihe High School (天津市海河中学) Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area No. 1 High School (天津经济技术开发区第一中学) Tianjin No.55 High School (天津市第五十五中学) Tianjin High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University (北京师范大学天津附属中学) Tianjin No.21 High School (天津市第二十一中学) Tianjin Xianshuigu No.1 High School (天津市咸水沽第一中学) The High School Affiliated to Nankai University(南开大学附属中学) Tianjin No.41 High School (天津市第四十一中学) Tianjin Lutai No.1 High School (天津市芦台第一中学) Tianjin No.2 High School (天津市第二中学) Tianjin No.3 High School (天津市第三中学) Tianjin Huiwen High School (天津市汇文中学) Tianjin Chonghua High School (天津市崇化中学) Tianjin No.100 High School (天津市第一〇〇中学) Tianjin Hangu No.1 High School(天津市汉沽第一中学) Tianjin Ziyun High School(天津市紫云中学) Tianjin No.102 High School (天津市第一〇二中学) Tianjin No.45 High School (天津市第四十五中学) Tianjin No.25 High School (天津市第二十五中学) The High School Affiliated to Tianjin University(天津大学附属中学) Tianjin No.5 High School (天津市第五中学)[73][non-primary source needed] Tianjin Yangliuqing No. 1 High School (天津市杨柳青第一中学) Tianjin No.14 High School (天津市第十四中学) Tianjin National High School (天津市民族中学) Tianjin No.54 High School (天津市第五十四中学) Tianjin No.43 High School (天津市第四十三中学) Tianjin Ironworks No.2 High School (天津铁厂第二中学) Tianjin No.9 High School (天津市第九中学) Tianjin No.57 High School (天津市第五十七中学) Tianjin No.51 High School (天津市第五十一中学) Tianjin Fulun High School (天津市扶轮中学) Tianjin Bohai Petroleum No.1 High School (天津市渤海石油第一中学)

Notable people from Tianjin[edit]

Peng Shuai (1986–), is a Chinese professional female tennis player. Adeline Yen Mah (1937–), Chinese-born American author of Falling Leaves and Chinese Cinderella: The Secret Story of an Unwanted Daughter. Lubert Stryer (1938–), Chinese-born American professor of biochemistry Gao Lingwen (1862–1945), founder of Tianjin's first public school. Harry Kingman (1892–1982), the only major league baseball player born in China. Huo Yuanjia (1868–1910), famous Chinese martial artist and a co-founder of the Chin Woo Athletic Association. Wen Jiabao (1942–), former premier of China 2003–2013. Eric Liddell (1902–1945), Olympic gold medalist

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Kobe, Japan Chiba, Japan[74] Philadelphia, United States Melbourne, Australia Bangkok, Thailand Phnom Penh, Cambodia Pyongyang, North Korea[75] Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire Groningen, the Netherlands (since 1985) Rishon LeZion, Israel İzmir, Turkey Singapore, Singapore Mar del Plata, Argentina (since 2001) Larnaca, Republic of Cyprus (since 2007)[76] Jönköping, Sweden (since 1993)[77]

See also[edit]

Tianjin is also the name of an asterism in the Chinese constellation of Girl Mansion List of twin towns and sister cities in China

References[edit] Notes[edit]

^ A number of alternative etymologies are sometimes given; see the names section.


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Further reading[edit]

(fr) Mathieu Gotteland, Les forces de l'ordre japonaises à Tientsin, 1914-1940 : Un point de vue français, Éditions universitaires européennes, 2015. O. D. Rasmussen (1925). Tientsin: An Illustrated Outline History. University of Michigan: Tientsin Press. OCLC 2594229.  Sabina Donati, Italy's Informal Imperialism in Tianjin during the Liberal Epoch, 1902-1922, The Historical Journal, Cambridge University Press, 2016, available on CJO2016, doi:10.1017/S0018246X15000461. Maurizio Marinelli, Giovanni Andornino, Italy's Encounter with Modern China: Imperial dreams, strategic ambitions, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014. Maurizio Marinelli, "The Triumph of the Uncanny: Italians and Italian Architecture in Tianjin", In Cultural Studies Review, Vol. 19, 2, 2013, 70-98. Maurizio Marinelli, "The Genesis of the Italian Concession in Tianjin: A Combination of Wishful Thinking and Realpolitik". Journal of Modern Italian Studies, 15 (4), 2010: 536-556.

External links[edit]

Wikimedia Commons has media related to: Tianjin (category)

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Tianjin Government website Economic profile for Tianjin at HKTDC Official Tianjin Media Gateway Historic US Army map of Tianjin, 1945 Official promotional video of Tianjin City  Chisholm, Hugh, ed. (1911). "Tientsin". Encyclopædia Britannica (11th ed.). Cambridge University Press. 

Places adjacent to Tianjin

Langfang (Hebei) and Beijing Chengde (Hebei) Tangshan (Hebei)

Langfang (Hebei)


Bohai Gulf

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Municipality of Tianjin

History Politics Economy Transport Free Trade Zone


Heping Hexi Hebei Nankai Hedong Hongqiao Binhai

TEDA Yujiapu Financial District

Jinnan Dongli Xiqing Beichen Baodi Wuqing Jinghai Ninghe Jizhou

Defunct divisions

Dagang Hangu Tanggu

See also: List of administrative divisions of Tianjin

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Roads and Expressways of Tianjin

Ring Roads

Inner Ring Road Middle Ring Road Outer Ring Road


Jingjintang Expressway Jinghu Expressway Jingshen Expressway Tangjin Expressway Baojin Expressway Jinbin Expressway Jinji Expressway

China National Highways

G102 G103 G104 G105 G112 G205

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Landmarks in Tianjin

Buildings and structures

Luzutang Tianjin Radio and Television Tower Wuda Dao Shijia Dayuan Tianhougong Fort Dagukou Huangyaguan Great Wall

Nature and parks

Haihe Park Mount Pan People's Park Tianjin Water Park Tianjin Zoo

Cultural institutions

Guwenhua Jie Tianjin Museum Italian District Temple of Great Compassion Wanghailou Church Zhou Enlai Memorial Hall Guwan Shichang Wen Miao Porcelain House St. Joseph Cathedral

Sports venues

Tianjin Olympic Center Stadium


Tianjin Binhai International Airport Tianjin Metro Binhai Mass Transit Tianjin Railway Station Beijing–Tianjin Intercity Railway

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Bohai Economic Rim Region

List of major cities and ports in the BER region


Beijing Tianjin


Hebei Province

Qinhuangdao Chengde Tangshan Shijiazhuang Cangzhou Langfang Baoding Zhangjiakou

Liaoning Province



Shenyang Huludao Jinzhou Yingkou Anshan Panjin

Shandong Province

Qingdao Jinan Weihai Weifang Yantai Dongying Binzhou Zibo

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Provincial-level divisions of China


Anhui Fujian Gansu Guangdong Guizhou Hainan Hebei Heilongjiang Henan Hubei Hunan Jiangsu Jiangxi Jilin Liaoning Qinghai Shaanxi Shandong Shanxi Sichuan Yunnan Zhejiang

Autonomous regions

Guangxi Inner Mongolia Ningxia Tibet Xinjiang


Beijing Chongqing Shanghai Tianjin

Special administrative regions

Hong Kong Macau



Note: Taiwan is claimed by the People's Republic of China but administered by the Republic of China (see Political status of Taiwan).

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Metropolitan cities of China

Major Metropolitan regions

Jingjinji (JJJ) Pearl River Delta (PRD) / Yuegang'ao Greater Bay Area Yangtze River Delta (YRD)

Central Plain (Zhongyuan) Chengyu Cross-Strait Western Coast Guanzhong Mid-Southern Liaoning Shandong Peninsula Yangtze River Mid-Reaches (Yangtze River Valley)

Major Cities

National Central Cities

Beijinga Chongqinga Guangzhoub2 Shanghaia2 Tianjina2

Special Administrative Regions

Hong Kong Macau

Regional Central Cities

Chengdub Nanjingb Shenyangb Shenzhenc1 Wuhanb Xi'anb

Sub-provincial cities

Changchunb Chengdub Dalianc2 Guangzhoub2 Hangzhoub Harbinb Jinanb Nanjingb Ningboc2 Qingdaoc2 Shenyangb Shenzhenc1 Wuhanb Xi'anb Xiamenc1

Provincial capitals (Prefecture-level)

Changsha Fuzhou2 Guiyang Haikou Hefei Kunming Lanzhou Nanchang Shijiazhuang Taiyuan Xining Zhengzhou Taibei5

Autonomous regional capitals

Hohhot Lhasa Nanning Ürümqi Yinchuan

Comparatively large cities

Anshan Baotou Benxi Datong Fushun Handan Huainan Jilin Luoyang Suzhou Tangshan Qiqihar Wuxi Xuzhou Zibo

Prefecture-level cities by Province


Shijiazhuang* Tangshan* Qinhuangdao2 Handan* Xingtai Baoding Zhangjiakou Chengde Cangzhou Langfang Hengshui


Taiyuan* Datong* Yangquan Changzhi Jincheng Shuozhou Jinzhong Yuncheng Xinzhou Linfen Lüliang

Inner Mongolia

Hohhot* Baotou* Wuhai Chifeng Tongliao Ordos Hulunbuir Bayannur Ulanqab


Shenyang* Dalian* Anshan* Fushun* Benxi* Dandong Jinzhou Yingkou Fuxin Liaoyang Panjin Tieling Chaoyang Huludao


Changchun* Jilin Siping Liaoyuan Tonghua Baishan Songyuan Baicheng


Harbin* Qiqihar* Jixi Hegang Shuangyashan Daqing Yīchun Jiamusi Qitaihe Mudanjiang Heihe Suihua


Nanjing* Wuxi* Xuzhou* Changzhou Suzhou* Nantong Lianyungang2 Huai'an Yancheng Yangzhou Zhenjiang Tàizhou Suqian


Hangzhou* Ningbo* Wenzhou2 Jiaxing Huzhou Shaoxing Jinhua Quzhou Zhoushan Tāizhou Lìshui


Hefei* Wuhu Bengbu Huainan* Ma'anshan Huaibei Tongling Anqing Huangshan Chuzhou Fùyang Sùzhou Lu'an Bozhou Chizhou Xuancheng


Fúzhou* Xiamen* Putian Sanming Quanzhou Zhangzhou Nanping Longyan Ningde


Nanchang* Jingdezhen Píngxiang Jiujiang Xinyu Yingtan Ganzhou Jí'ān Yíchun Fǔzhou Shangrao


Jinan* Qingdao* Zibo* Zaozhuang Dongying Yantai2 Weifang Jĭning Tai'an Weihai Rizhao Laiwu Linyi Dezhou Liaocheng Binzhou Heze


Zhengzhou* Kaifeng Luoyang* Pingdingshan Anyang Hebi Xinxiang Jiaozuo Puyang Xuchang Luohe Sanmenxia Nanyang Shangqiu Xinyang Zhoukou Zhumadian


Wuhan* Huangshi Shiyan Yichang Xiangyang Ezhou Jingmen Xiaogan Jinzhou Huanggang Xianning Suizhou


Changsha* Zhuzhou Xiangtan Hengyang Shaoyang Yueyang Changde Zhangjiajie Yiyang Chenzhou Yongzhou Huaihua Loudi


Guangzhou* Shaoguan Shenzhen* Zhuhai1 Shantou1 Foshan Jiangmen Zhanjiang2 Maoming Zhaoqing Huizhou Meizhou Shanwei Heyuan Yangjiang Qingyuan Dongguan Zhongshan Chaozhou Jieyang Yunfu


Nanning* Liuzhou Guilin Wuzhou Beihai2 Fangchenggang Qinzhou Guigang Yùlin Baise Hezhou Hechi Laibin Chongzuo


Haikou* Sanya Sansha4 Danzhou


Chengdu* Zigong Panzhihua Luzhou Deyang Mianyang Guangyuan Suining Neijiang Leshan Nanchong Meishan Yibin Guang'an Dazhou Ya'an Bazhong Ziyang


Guiyang* Liupanshui Zunyi Anshun Bijie Tongren


Kunming* Qujing Yuxi Baoshan Zhaotong Lìjiang Pu'er Lincang


Lhasa* Shigatse Chamdo Nyingchi Shannan


Xi'an* Tongchuan Baoji Xianyang Weinan Yan'an Hanzhong Yúlin Ankang Shangluo


Lanzhou* Jiayuguan Jinchang Baiyin Tianshui Wuwei Zhangye Pingliang Jiuquan Qingyang Dingxi Longnan


Xining* Haidong


Yinchuan* Shizuishan Wuzhong Guyuan Zhongwei


Ürümqi* Karamay Turpan Hami



Other cities (partly shown below)

Prefecture-level capitals (County-level)

(Inner Mongolia: Ulanhot Xilinhot) Jiagedaqi3, Heilongjiang Enshi, Hubei Jishou, Hunan (Sichuan:Xichang Kangding Barkam) (Guizhou: Xingyi Kaili Duyun) (Yunnan: Chuxiong Mengzi Wenshan Jinghong Dali Mangshi Shangri-La Lushui) (Gansu: Linxia Hezuo) (Qinghai: Yushu Delingha) (Xinjiang: Changji Bole Korla Yining Artux Aksu Kashgar1 Hotan Tacheng Altay)

Province-governed cities (Sub-prefecture-level)

Jiyuan, Henan (Hubei: Xiantao Qiánjiang Tianmen Shennongjia) (Hainan1: Wuzhishan Qionghai Wenchang Wanning Dongfang) (Xinjiang - XPCC(Bingtuan) cities: Shihezi Aral Tumxuk Wujiaqu Beitun Tiemenguan Shuanghe Kokdala Kunyu)

Former Prefecture-level cities

Chaohu, Anhui Yumen,Gansu Dongchuan, Yunnan Shashi, Hubei (Sichuan: Fuling Wanxian) (Jilin: Meihekou Gongzhuling)

Sub-prefecture-level cities (Prefecture-governed)

Qian'an, Hebei Manzhouli, Inner Mongolia Erenhot, Inner Mongolia Golmud, Qinghai

County-level cities by Province


Xinji Jinzhou Xinle Zunhua Qian'an* Wu'an Nangong Shahe Zhuozhou Dingzhou Anguo Gaobeidian Botou Renqiu Huanghua Hejian Bazhou Sanhe Shenzhou


Gujiao Lucheng Gaoping Jiexiu Yongji Hejin Yuanping Houma Huozhou Xiaoyi Fenyang

Inner Mongolia

Holingol Manzhouli* Yakeshi Zhalantun Ergun Genhe Fengzhen Ulanhot* Arxan Erenhot* Xilinhot*


Xinmin Wafangdian Zhuanghe Haicheng Donggang Fengcheng Linghai Beizhen Gaizhou Dashiqiao Dengta Diaobingshan Kaiyuan Beipiao Lingyuan Xingcheng


Yushu Dehui Jiaohe Huadian Shulan Panshi Gongzhuling Shuangliao Meihekou Ji'an Linjiang Fuyu Taonan Da'an Yanji Tumen Dunhua Hunchun Longjing Helong


Shangzhi Wuchang Nehe Hulin Mishan Tieli Tongjiang Fujin Fuyuan Suifenhe Hailin Ning'an Muling Dongning Bei'an Wudalianchi Anda Zhaodong Hailun


Jiangyin Yixing Xinyi Pizhou Liyang Changshu Zhangjiagang Kunshan Taicang Qidong Rugao Haimen Dongtai Yizheng Gaoyou Danyang Yangzhong Jurong Jingjiang Taixing Xinghua


Jiande Lin'an Yuyao Cixi Fenghua Rui'an Yueqing Haining Pinghu Tongxiang Zhuji Shengzhou Lanxi Yiwu Dongyang Yongkang Jiangshan Wenling Linhai Longquan


Chaohu Jieshou Tongcheng Tianchang Mingguang Ningguo


Fuqing Changle Yong'an Shishi Jinjiang Nan'an Longhai Shaowu Wuyishan Jian'ou Zhangping Fu'an Fuding


Leping Ruichang Gongqingcheng Lushan Guixi Ruijin Jinggangshan Fengcheng Zhangshu Gao'an Dexing


Zhangqiu Jiaozhou Jimo Pingdu Laixi Tengzhou Longkou Laiyang Laizhou Penglai Zhaoyuan Qixia Haiyang Qingzhou Zhucheng Shouguang Anqiu Gaomi Changyi Qufu Zoucheng Xintai Feicheng Rongcheng Rushan Laoling Yucheng Linqing


Gongyi Xingyang Xinmi Xinzheng Dengfeng Yanshi Wugang Ruzhou Linzhou Weihui Huixian Qinyang Mengzhou Yuzhou Changge Yima Lingbao Dengzhou Yongcheng Xiangcheng Jiyuan*


Daye Danjiangkou Yidu Dangyang Zhijiang Laohekou Zaoyang Yicheng Zhongxiang Yingcheng Anlu Hanchuan Shishou Honghu Songzi Macheng Wuxue Chibi Guangshui Enshi* Lichuan Xiantao* Qianjiang* Tianmen*


Liuyang Liling Xiangxiang Shaoshan Leiyang Changning Wugang Miluo Linxiang Jinshi Yuanjiang Zixing Hongjiang Lengshuijiang Lianyuan Jishou*


Lechang Nanxiong Taishan Kaiping Heshan Enping Lianjiang Leizhou Wuchuan Gaozhou Huazhou Xinyi Sihui Xingning Lufeng Yangchun Yingde Lianzhou Puning Luoding


Cenxi Dongxing Guiping Beiliu Jingxi Yizhou Heshan Pingxiang


Wuzhishan* Qionghai* Wenchang* Wanning* Dongfang*


Dujiangyan Pengzhou Qionglai Chongzhou Jianyang Guanghan Shifang Mianzhu Jiangyou Emeishan Langzhong Huaying Wanyuan Barkam* Kangding* Xichang*


Qingzhen Chishui Renhuai Xingyi* Kaili* Duyun* Fuquan


Anning Xuanwei Tengchong Chuxiong* Mengzi* Gejiu Kaiyuan Mile Wenshan* Jinghong* Dali* Ruili Mangshi* Lushui* Shangri-La*




Xingping Hancheng Huayin


Yumen Dunhuang Linxia* Hezuo*


Yushu* Golmud* Delingha*


Lingwu Qingtongxia


Changji* Fukang Bole* Alashankou Korla* Aksu* Artux* Kashgar* Hotan* Yining* Kuytun Korgas Tacheng* Wusu Altay* Shihezi* Aral* Tumxuk* Wujiaqu* Beitun* Tiemenguan* Shuanghe* Kokdala* Kunyu*




* Indicates this city has already occurred above. aDirect-controlled Municipalities. bSub-provincial cities as provincial capitals. cSeparate state-planning cities. 1Special Economic Zone Cities. 2Coastal development cities. 3Prefecture capital status established by Heilongjiang Province and not recognized by Ministry of Civil Affairs. Disputed by Oroqen Autonomous Banner, Hulunbuir, Inner Mongolia as part of it. 4Only administers islands and waters in South China Sea and have no urban core comparable to typical cities in China. 5The claimed province of Taiwan no longer have any internal division announced by Ministry of Civil Affairs of PRC, due to lack of actual jurisdiction. See Template:Administrative divisions of the Republic of China instead. All provincial capitals are listed first in prefecture-level cities by province.


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Largest cities or towns in China Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China (2010)

Rank Name Province Pop. Rank Name Province Pop.


Beijing 1 Shanghai Shanghai 20,217,700 11 Foshan Guangdong 6,771,900



2 Beijing Beijing 16,858,700 12 Nanjing Jiangsu 6,238,200

3 Chongqing Chongqing 12,389,500 13 Shenyang Liaoning 5,890,700

4 Guangzhou Guangdong 10,641,400 14 Hangzhou Zhejiang 5,849,500

5 Shenzhen Guangdong 10,358,400 15 Xi'an Shaanxi 5,399,300

6 Tianjin Tianjin 10,007,700 16 Harbin Heilongjiang 5,178,000

7 Wuhan Hubei 7,541,500 17 Dalian Liaoning 4,222,400

8 Dongguan Guangdong 7,271,300 18 Suzhou Jiangsu 4,083,900

9 Chengdu Sichuan 7,112,000 19 Qingdao Shandong 3,990,900

10 Hong Kong Hong Kong 7,055,071 20 Zhengzhou Henan 3,677,000

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World's fifty most-populous urban areas

Tokyo–Yokohama (Keihin) Jakarta (Jabodetabek) Delhi Manila (Metro Manila) Seoul–Incheon (Sudogwon) Shanghai Karachi Beijing New York City Guangzhou–Foshan (Guangfo)

São Paulo Mexico City (Valley of Mexico) Mumbai Osaka–Kobe–Kyoto (Keihanshin) Moscow Dhaka Greater Cairo Los Angeles Bangkok Kolkata

Greater Buenos Aires Tehran Istanbul Lagos Shenzhen Rio de Janeiro Kinshasa Tianjin Paris Lima

Chengdu Greater London Nagoya (Chūkyō) Lahore Chennai Bangalore Chicago Bogotá Ho Chi Minh City Hyderabad

Dongguan Johannesburg Wuhan Taipei-Taoyuan Hangzhou Hong Kong Chongqing Ahmedabad Kuala Lumpur (Klang Valley) Quanzhou

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