Gubeikou

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Gubeikou

古北口镇
The Gubeikou Great Wall towards Jinshanling
The Gubeikou Great Wall towards Jinshanling
Gubeikou is located in Beijing
Gubeikou
Gubeikou
Location in Beijing
Coordinates: 40°41′32″N 117°09′50″E / 40.692169°N 117.16382°E / 40.692169; 117.16382Coordinates: 40°41′32″N 117°09′50″E / 40.692169°N 117.16382°E / 40.692169; 117.16382
CountryPeople's Republic of China
MunicipalityBeijing
DistrictMiyun
Village-level divisions4 residential communities
9 villages
Area
 • Total84.71 km2 (32.71 sq mi)
Elevation
216 m (709 ft)
Population
 • Total8,286
 • Density98/km2 (250/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0010
Websitegbk.bjmy.gov.cn

Gubeikou (Chinese: 古北口; pinyin: Gǔběikǒu; literally: 'old north gate') is a town of Miyun District 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 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 Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-08.

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