What is Beijing?

  • (noun): Capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city.
    Synonyms: Peking, Peiping, capital of Red China


Beijing ( /beɪˈdʒɪŋ/; Chinese: 北京; pinyin: Běijīng, ), sometimes romanized as Peking ( /piːˈkɪŋ/, /peɪˈkɪŋ/), is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2010 was 19,612,368. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast.

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