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Full nameDaqing
Native name 
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Total Area8554.1 sq mi (22161 km2)
Urban Area2123 sq mi (5500 km2)
Metro Area1260.3 sq mi (3265 km2)
Total Population2904532 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1323252
Metro (pop.)1042902
Other information
Time zoneChina standard time (UTC+8)

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Daqing ( ; formerly spelled "Taching") (pronounced Da Tshing) is a prefecture-level city in the west of Heilongjiang province of Northeast China. The name literally means "Great Celebration".

Its population is 2,904,532 at the 2010 census whom 1,042,902 in the built up area made of 4 out of 5 urban districts (Sartu, Longfeng, Ranghulu and Honggang)

It was founded in 1959 to house workers extracting oil and gas from the Daqing oilfield and to host industries which could take advantage of the energy and petrochemicals. Since its foundation it has been advocated as a model of good practice in industry and healthcare by the Chinese government. The fact that Mao Zedong promulgated his Supreme Directive, In industry, learn from Daqing, in the 1960s reflects how important a role Daqing has historically played in industry in China. The film Entrepreneurial Pioneers ( ), made in the early 1970s, is a literary rendition of the history of Daqing. During the Mao era, Daqing's agricultural counterpart was Dazhai, a village in the hilly Xiyang county, Shanxi Province, for which Chairman Mao issued the directive In agriculture, learn from Dazhai, also in the 1960s.

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