Shidu, Beijing

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Shidu
十渡镇
Town
Shidu river (2730645561).jpg
Coordinates: 39°38′22″N 115°35′00″E / 39.63944°N 115.58333°E / 39.63944; 115.58333Coordinates: 39°38′22″N 115°35′00″E / 39.63944°N 115.58333°E / 39.63944; 115.58333
Country People's Republic of China
Municipality Beijing
District Fangshan
Village-level divisions 21 villages
Elevation 164 m (538 ft)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 102411
Area code(s) 0010

Shidu (Chinese: 十渡; pinyin: Shídù) is a town in Fangshan District in far southwestern Beijing,[1] around 4 kilometres (2.5 mi) from the border with Hebei. Shidu, literally the "Tenth Crossing", is located in the valley of the meandering Juma River and so named because accessing the town is said to require crossing the river ten times. Shidu is known for the surrounding karst landscape, the largest in northern China, that is created by the Juma River cutting through the Taihang Mountain. The elevation of Shidu varies from 84.2 to 1,210.8 metres (276 to 3,972 ft) above the sea level.[2] As of 2011, it had 21 villages under its administration.[3]

The Beijing–Yuanping Railway has a station in Shidu.

Mountains of Shidu

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  1. ^ 房山区概况 (in Chinese). xzqh.org. Retrieved 23 July 2012. 
  2. ^ (Chinese) Shidu, Lotour Accessed March 23, 2012
  3. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:十渡镇 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-01-08. 

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