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Full nameShenyang
Official name沈阳市
Native name 
Settlement typeSub-provincial city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Party SecretaryZeng Wei (曾维)
MayorLi Yingjie (李英杰)
Total Area4995.6 sq mi (12942 km2)
Urban Area1337.1 sq mi (3464 km2)
Elevation180.4 ft (55 m)
Total Population8106171 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)5743718
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code110000
Area code24
License plate prefixes辽A
GDP (2010)CNY 501.5 billion
- per capitaCNY 79,106

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Shenyang ( ; -cmnʂən˧˩jɑŋ˧˥), or Mukden ( in Manchu), is the capital and largest city of Liaoning Province in Northeast China. Currently holding sub-provincial administrative status, the city was once known as Shengjing (盛京) or Fengtianfu (奉天府). Shenyang was first used by the Manchu people as their capital in the 17th century and is today the biggest city in the Northeast.

Along with its nearby cities, Shenyang is an important industrial centre in China, and serves as the transportation and commercial hub of China's northeast - particularly with Japan, Russia, and Korea. A titan of heavy industry since the 1930s, the city has been diversifying its industry and now has a solid industrial foundation, a good land and air transport network, abundant natural resources, and a skilled workforce. Investment subsidies are granted to multinational corporations (MNCs) that set up offices or headquarters in Shenyang.

The sub-provincial city region includes the metropolitan area of Shenyang proper, Xinmin county-level city, and three counties.

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