Dandong

丹东
Dandong
Abbreviation: - (pinyin: -)
Origin of NameRenamed from 安东 (Andong) in 1965
Seat of Government Zhenxing District
Area 14,910 km²
Population
 - Total (Year)
 - Density

2,390,000
GDP in RMB
 - Total (Year)
 - per capita

-
-
Misc -
Administration Type prefecture-level city.
CPC Dandong Committee SecretaryCai Zhefu (蔡哲夫)
MayorChen Tiexin (陈铁新)
County-level divisions-
Township-level divisions-
Postal Code1180nn
Area Code0415
License Plate Prefix辽F


Dandong (Template:Zh-stp) is a city in the Chinese province of Liaoning. It is on the border between China and North Korea, marked by the Yalu River. Also at this point, the river opens up into Korea Bay. The size of the administrative city is 14,910 square kilometers; the urban city is 563 square kilometers in size and has around 700,000 people. The administrative city covers around 2.4 million people as of 2001.

Tan-Tung and Andong City, China is associated with Dandong


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Landmarks

The city is across the river from Sinŭiju, North Korea. The two cities are connected by the Sino-Korea Friendship Bridge (also called the China-Korea Friendship Bridge). Another major landmark is Hushan Great Wall, which marks the eastern end of the start of the Ming Dynasty's extension to the Great Wall. Other interesting tourist spots include: a museum dedicated to the "War to Resist US Aggression and Aid Korea" (also known as the Korean War) and Jingjiang mountain that is now the city's biggest park, but used to be a Chinese army lookout.

History

Maps and artifacts suggest that the area has been settled since the Zhou Dynasty. The area became known as Andong (安東) county in 1876. It was occupied by Japan after the start of the first Sino-Japanese War in 1894. During the Manchukuo era it was the capital of Andong Province, one of the fourteen provinces established by Manchukuo. It adopted its present name on January 20, 1965.

Sister Cities

Dandong is a Sister City with the following cities:

Wilmington, North Carolina, USA - (1986)

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