Gubeikou

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Gubeikou
古北口镇
Town
Coordinates: 40°41′29″N 117°09′28″E / 40.69139°N 117.15778°E / 40.69139; 117.15778Coordinates: 40°41′29″N 117°09′28″E / 40.69139°N 117.15778°E / 40.69139; 117.15778
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Beijing
County Miyun
Village-level divisions 4 residential communities
9 villages
Area
 • Total 84.71 km2 (32.71 sq mi)
Elevation 216 m (709 ft)
Population
 • Total 8,286
 • Density 98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 0010
Website gbk.bjmy.gov.cn

Gubeikou (Chinese: 古北口; pinyin: Gǔběikǒu; literally: "old north mouth") is a town of Miyun County in northeastern Beijing,[1] bordering with Luanping County, Hebei to the north and the Beijing towns of Gaoling (高岭镇) to the west, Xinchengzi (新城子镇) to the east and Taishitun (太师屯镇). The area is one of the important passes of the Great Wall of China, serving as an ancient chokepoint for travelers between the Northeast and Beijing. As of 2011, it had 4 residential communities (社区) and 9 villages under its administration.[2]

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  1. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:密云县" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 
  2. ^ "2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:古北口镇" (in Simplified Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 

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