|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Township-level divisions||2 subdistricts
|• Total||545 km2 (210 sq mi)|
|Elevation||6 m (21 ft)|
|• Density||610/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Tianjin district map|
The current Xiqing area came into existence in the mid and late Tang Dynasty. In Northern Song (Song Dynasty) period, this area was the border of Song and Liao (Liao Dynasty). In Ming Dynasty, this area was under control of Jinghai County and Wuqing County, Hejian Fu. In Qing Dynasty, it was governed by Tianjin Fu. In 1912, after the founding of Republic of China, this area was named Tianjin County, Zhili Province.
After 1949, it became a special area of Hebei province and Yangliuqing became its center of governance. In 1952, this area became part of Tianjin Municipality. In 1953, it got its name Xijiaoqu (West Suburb). In 1992, it was named Xiqing District.
Xiqing District is located in the southwest of Tianjin Municipality, on the east bordering Hongqiao District, Nankai District, Hexi District, and Jinnan District, to the south across the Duliujian River facing Jinghai District, on the west bordering Wuqing District and Bazhou, Hebei, to the north sharing Ziya River with Beichen District.
- Yangliuqing (杨柳青镇), Jingwu (精武镇), Zhangjiawo (张家窝镇), Wangwenzhuang (王稳庄镇), Zhongbei (中北镇), Xinkou (辛口镇), Dasi (大寺镇)
The total population of Xiqing is 310,000, among which 240,000 are rural citizens.
- 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码：西青区 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2013-08-08.
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