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|Seat||No. 1 Changhai Square, Dachangshandao (大长山岛镇长海广场1号)|
|• Total||156.89 km2 (60.58 sq mi)|
|• Density||500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Dalian district map||
Changhai County (simplified Chinese: 长海县; traditional Chinese: 長海縣; pinyin: Chánghǎi Xiàn; literally: "long sea") is a district under the administration of Dalian, in Liaoning province, China. Formerly known in the Western world as the Elliot Islands, it consists of several islands in the Yellow Sea and is located offshore of the Liaodong Peninsula. There are 112 small islands and reefs in the county, traditionally called the Outer Chang Mountains Island Chain (Chinese: 长山群岛). Its area is 156.89 square kilometres (60.58 sq mi) and its permanent population as of 2010[update] is 77,951, making it Dalian's least populous county-level division, and the county government is located in the Dongshan neighborhood of the town of Dachangshandao.
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