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Tianjin


Tianjin city China
Tianjin

Tianjin is a metropolis in North China and one of' the five national central cities. It is governed as a municipality directly under the central Government, one of four such designations. Tianjin borders Hebei Province and Beijing Municipality, bounded to the east by the Bohai Gulf portion of the Yellow Sea.
As a dual-core city, Tianjin is divided into the old city and the Binhai New Area. The Binhai New Area is a new growth pole in China, and it maintains an annual growth rate of nearly 30% of the GDP. As of the end of 2010, 285 Fortune Global 500 companies invest and establish their branch offices there. Binhai is a base of China's advanced industry, financial refonn, and innovation.

In terms of urban population, Tianjin is the sixth largest city of the People's Republic of China, and its urban land area (Binhai New Area is not included) ranks 5th in the nation, only after Beijing, Shanghai. Guangzhou, and Shenzhen. Tianjin's urban area is located along the Hai River, which connects with the Yellow and Yangtze Rivers via the Grand Canal in Tianjin. Tianjin was once home to foreign concessions in the late Qing Dynasty and early Kuomintang (KMT) era. The municipality incorporates the coastal region of Tanggu, home to the Binhai New Area and the Tianjin Economic-Technological Development Area.

Tianjin Travel Attractions
Tianjin
Shi Family Grand Courtyard
Ancient Culture Street
Dule Temple
Tangu Golden Street
Haihe River
Huangyaguan Great Wall
Tianjin Museum
Porcelain House
Tianhou Palace
Yangliuqing New Year's paintings

 
 
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