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Chengde

Chengde
Administration
Full nameChéngdé
Official name承德市
Native name承德
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceHebei
Geography
Total Area15254.3 sq mi (39519 km2)
Urban Area273.7 sq mi (709 km2)
Demography
Total Population3610000 (2004)
Density (pop.)91/km2 (235.7/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)457300
Other information
GDP (2004)CNY 30 billion

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Chengde ( ), previously known as Jehol or Re He ( ), is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, People's Republic of China, situated northeast of Beijing. It is best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence. The urban center had a population of approximately 450,000 as of 2009.


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