Beijing, a municipality of China, is located in the northern region of the country. The location of Beijing can be determined by the geographical coordinates of 39.9o N latitude and 116.3o E longitude. The geography of Beijing is marked by a rugged topography. Mountains form the northern, western and northwestern borders of the province.
Located in the northwestern part of the province are the Xishan and Jundu mountains. The highest point of Beijing, in China, is Mount Dongling (a part of the Xishan Mountain). This province also has rivers flowing through it. The main rivers flowing through Beijing are Yongding River, Chaobai River and a portion of Hai River.Demography of Beijing Province
The province of Beijing has a population of about 13.82 million (as per 2001 census). Majority of the population in Beijing belong to the ethnic group called Han. Other ethnic groups in Beijing include Hui, Manchu and Mongol. The people of Beijing also consist of a large number of migrants who live and work in the province. Many Tibetans and Koreans also reside in Beijing.Getting to Beijing
A vast and well-developed transport network connects the province of Beijing to other provinces of China and to a large number of cities across the world. The major airport of Beijing is the Beijing Capital International Airport, located about 20 kilometers in the north eastern direction from the city center of Beijing. The airport serves as the most important hub of numerous domestic and international flights.
Beijing is linked to other major provinces and cities of China through nine expressways, highways and express routes. In addition to road network, the province also has an excellent network of railways lines connecting the province to other provinces like Shanghai Baotou, Guangzhou, Taiyuan etc. Also, there are many international trains running to and from the province. These trains connect the province to Pyongyang, Hong Kong, North Korea and various Russian cities.Other Information
The municipality of Beijing consists of many districts and towns. There are 18 administrative divisions in Beijing. 16 of the administrative divisions are districts and 2 of them are counties. Some of the districts in Beijing are Xicheng, Chaoyang, Dongcheng, Xuanwu, Tongzhou, Mentougou and others.
The region of Beijing abounds in famous attractions of China. Tourist attractions in Beijing include Summer Palace, Forbidden City, Ming Tomb, White Pagoda in Beihai Park, Sacred Path to the Ming Tombs and part of the Great Wall of China.
Beijing is one of the four main municipalities of China and the capital city of China is located in this municipality. It is a large province and one of the significant travel destinations in China.