Beijing is the capital of the People’s Republic of China and a provincial level municipality of China.
Abbreviation: Jing (京 in Chinese)
Coordinates: 39°54′50″N 116°23′30″E
Mayor: Guo Jinlong
Population: 21.15 million people as of 2013
Currency: Yuan (Renminbi)
Language: Beijing Dialect, on which Mandarin Chinese is based on.
Time Zone: China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Area: 16410.54 square kilometers
Administrative Divisions: 16 districts and 2 counties with 289 towns and villages.
City Flower: Chinese rose and chrysanthemum
City Tree: Oriental arborvitae and cypress
Main Rivers: Yongding River, Chaobai River and North Canal
Asia: Tel Aviv, Astana, Manila, Hanoi, Seoul, Bangkok, Islamabad, Jakarta, Ankara, Tokyo
Europe: Lisbon, Bucharest, Athens, Madrid Autonomous Community, Rome, Paris, Moscow, Amsterdam, Brussels, Berlin, Kiev, Koln, Ile de France, Madrid, Belgrade, Budapest, London, Helsinki, Tirana
America: Havana, Ottawa, Buenos Aires, Rio de Janeiro, Washington D.C., Lima, New York
Oceania: Canberra, Wellington
Africa: Doha Qatar, Addis Ababa, Qauteng, Cairo
Beijing is located at the northwest end of the Huabei (Northern China) Plain, about 150 Kilometers from the Bohai Sea in the southeast. The coordinates of Beijing is 39°54′50″N 116°23′30″E. Beijing borders Tianjin to the southeast and Hebei Province to the north, west and south. And the landform of this city basically falls away from northwest to southeast. See map of Beijing to view the exact location of Beijing .
Beijing has totally 16 districts and 2 counties under its administration.
4 Urban Districts: Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Chongwen District, Xuanwu District
4 Suburban Districts: Chaoyang District, Haidian District, Fengtai District, Shijingshan District
8 Satellite Districts: Mentougou District, Fangshan District, Tongzhou District, Shunyi District, Changping District, Daxing District, Huairou District, Pinggu District
2 Rural Counties: Miyun County, Yanqing County
Beijing Postal Code: Beijing zip codes range from 100000 to 102629. However, not all within the range are in use.
Beijing Area Code: Internal dialing code is 010 while international telephone calling code is +86-10.