Dongcheng District, Beijing
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||17 subdistricts|
|• Total||40.6 km2 (15.7 sq mi)|
|• Density||22,000/km2 (56,000/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Postal code||100010, 100061|
Dongcheng District (simplified Chinese: 东城区; traditional Chinese: 東城區; pinyin: Dōngchéng Qū; literally "east city precinct") is an urban district in Beijing covering the eastern half of Beijing's urban core. It is 24.7 square kilometres (9.5 sq mi) in area and has a population of 535,558 (2000 Census). Dongcheng District covers several important parts of Beijing. Wangfujing and Dongdan, as well as the Beijing Railway Station, the Eastern Chang'an Avenue, and the northeastern stretch of the 2nd Ring Road all belong to its jurisdiction. The district is subdivided into 17 subdistricts of the city proper of Beijing. The former Chongwen District was merged into Dongcheng on July 2010.
It is the second largest precinct in the area of the old city (which is inside the 2nd Ring Road) and has the postal code 100010. Before the communist takeover, most wealthy merchants and middle-class resided in this precinct.
The Chaoyangmen area is located in the Dongcheng District.
Some of the well-known areas in the Dongcheng District are:
- Imperial City
- Forbidden City
- Zhongshan Park
- Tian'anmen Square
- Mausoleum of Mao Zedong
- National Museum of China
- Yong He Gong Lamasery
- Temple of Confucius
- Imperial College (Guozijian)
- Temple of Earth
- Jingshan Park
- St. Joseph's Catholic Church (Dong Tang)
- Beijing Gulou and Zhonglou (Drum Tower & Bell Tower)
- National Art Museum of China (Zhongguo Meishuguan)
- Zhihua Si Temple
- Youth Science & Technology Museum (Qingshaonian Kejiguan)
- Donghuamen Night Market
- The Temple of Heaven
- Longtan Park
- Qingnianhu Park
The Beijing offices of a number of WPP Group-owned marketing agencies are located on Jinbao Street, Dongcheng District.
The district contains 17 subdistricts:
- Jingshan Subdistrict(景山街道) (seat of government)
- Donghuamen Subdistrict(东华门街道)
- Jiaodoukou Subdistrict(交道口街道)
- Andingmen Subdistrict(安定门街道)
- Beixinqiao Subdistrict(北新桥街道)
- Dongsi Subdistrict(东四街道)
- Chaoyangmen Subdistrict(朝阳门街道)
- Jianguomen Subdistrict(建国门街道)
- Dongzhimen Subdistrict(东直门街道)
- Hepingli Subdistrict(和平里街道)
- Qianmen Subdistrict(前门街道)
- Chongwenmenwai Subdistrict(崇文门外街道)
- Donghuashi Subdistrict(东花市街道)
- Longtan Subdistrict(龙潭街道)
- Tiyuguan Road Subdistrict(体育馆路街道)
- Temple of Heaven Subdistrict(天坛街道)
- Yongdingmenwai Subdistrict(永定门外街道)
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