Beijing , formerly romanized as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is China's second largest city by urban population after Shanghai and is the country's political,...
|Area:||6487 sq. mi.|
|Time zone:||China Time Zone|
|Also known as:||Peking, Beijing Shi, Peiping Municipality|