Beijing (romanized formerly as Peking) is the capital of People's Republic of China and the 3rd most populous city proper in the world. Beijing is also one of the most populous capital cities in the world. Located in northern China, it is governed as direct-controlled municipality under national government with sixteen rural, suburban and urban districts. The municipality of Beijing is surrounded by Hebei Province with exception of Tianjin Municipality, neighboring to the southeast. The three divisions form Jingjinji metropolitan region and China's national capital region. Beijing's municipality area is 16,410.54 km2 (6,336.14 ml2). In 2015 the population of the municipality was 21,700,000.
Beijing is the 2nd largest city in China by urban population after Shanghai. It is the nation's cultural, educational and political center. It is home to the headquarters of most of the largest Chinese state-owned companies, and is the most important hub for the national railway, high-speed rail, highway and expressway networks. Beijing Capital International Airport is the world's 2nd busiest by passenger traffic. The subway network of Beijing is among the busiest and longest in the world.
The history of Beijing dates back 3 millennia. It is the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, and has been country's political center for much of the past 8 centuries. The city is famous for its opulent temples, tombs, palaces, parks, gardens, gates and walls, and its universities and art treasures have made it a center of culture in China.
The renowned Encyclopædia Britannica notes: "few cities in the world have served for so long as the political headquarters and cultural centre of an area as immense as China." The city of Beijing boasts 7 UNESCO World Heritage Sites – the Temple of Heaven, Forbidden City, Summer Palace, Zhoukoudian, Ming Tombs, as well as parts of the Grand Canal and the Great Wall. Beijing hosted 2008 Summer Olympics and will host 2022 Winter Olympics, which will make it the first to ever host both events.
Highlights: The Forbidden City, Summer palace, Great Wall of China
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