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18 counties

15.81 million inhabitants

16,800 km2

941 inhabitants/km2

Beijing is the national capital of the People's Republic of China and has the status of a directly-controlled municipality . Beijing is not only the seat of the government, the highest CCP organs, the National People's Congress , and the highest state agencies, it is also home to the leading institutions in research and science, all national associations (unions, women organizations, religious organizations), as well as most foreig…

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Sit, Victor F.S., “Beijing”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 11 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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