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Chaoyang District, Beijing

Full nameChaoyang District
Official nameChao-Yang District of the Beijing Metropolitan
Native name朝阳区
Settlement typeDistrict
Total Area183.4 sq mi (475 km2)
Elevation111.5 ft (34 m)
Total Population3642000 (2005)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)

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Chaoyang District ( ; lit. "facing the sun") is a district of Beijing, China.

Chaoyang is home to the majority of Beijing's many foreign embassies, the well-known Sanlitun bar street, as well as Beijing's growing CBD. The Olympic Park, built for the 2008 Summer Olympics, is also in Chaoyang. Chaoyang extends west to Chaoyangmen on the eastern 2nd Ring Road, and nearly as far east as the Ximazhuang toll station on the Jingtong Expressway. Within the urban area of Beijing, it occupies 475 square kilometers, making it the largest district, with Haidian second. As of 2005, Chaoyang had a total population of 3,642,000, making it the second most populous in Beijing. The district has jurisdiction over 22 subdistrict offices and 20 area offices.

Chaoyang is also home to Silk Street, and many other market areas, shopping malls, and restaurant strips.

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