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Full nameDalian
Official name大连市
Native name大连
Settlement typeSub-provincial city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Transfer of sovereignty to Japan (Treaty of Shimonoseki)17 April 1895
Russian occupation
- Japanese occupation
3 March 1898 2 January 1905
1905 15 August 1945
Transfer of sovereignty to China16 April 1955
City seatXigang District
MayorLi Wancai
Total Area5109.5 sq mi (13237 km2)
Land Area4853.6 sq mi (12574 km2)
Elevation95.1 ft (29 m)
Total Population6170000 (2009)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)3578000
Major ethnic groupsHan
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code116000
Area code0411
- TotalCNY ¥ 441.8 billion
- Per capitaCNY ¥ 71,833
US$ 10,515 (nominal)
HDI (2008)0.834 High
Coastline1,906 km (excluding islands)
License plate prefixes辽B
City flowersRosa chinensis

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Dalian (-cmntɑ˥˩li̯ɛn˧˥) is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning province, Northeast China. It faces Shandong to the south, the Yellow Sea to the east and the Bohai Sea to the west and south. Holding sub-provincial administrative status, Dalian is the southernmost city of Northeast China and China's northernmost warm water port. The second largest city in Liaoning province, next only to the capital (Shenyang), the city has a significant history of being used by foreign powers as a port. Today it serves as a regional financial base and an important international shipping centre and logistics hub in Northeast Asia.

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