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Introduction

Member Regional Governments China Liaoning Province Introduction

Liu Ning

  • NationChina
  • Government NameLiaoning Province
  • GovernorLiu Ning

History

  • Liaoning Province is abbreviated as “Liao.” Its name means “eternal tranquility in the Liao River Basin.” The Jinniu Mountain Relic Site unearthed in Yingkou indicates that humans have lived in the region for 280,000 years.
  • Liaoning Province is the birthplace of the Qing Dynasty (1644–1911), the last feudal dynasty in China. Nurhachi and his descendants founded its capital in Xinbin County of Fushun City, Liaoyang City, and Shenyang City successively.
  • In 1949, at the beginning of the founding of the People’s Republic of China, Liaoning Province was divided into two provinces, Liaodong and Liaoxi. In August 1954, the two provinces were abolished and merged into Liaoning Province.

Basic Information

Basic Information
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Geography and Climate
  • Area: 148,000㎢
  • Location: Southern part of Northeast China
  • Geography: high in the north and low in the south, hills and mountains in the east and west
  • Climate: continental monsoon climate
Population
  • 42.71 million (As of 2020)
District and Organization
  • Administrative districts: 14 prefecture-level cities (Shenyang and Dalian are sub-prefecture-level cities), 16 county-level cities, 25 counties (8 autonomous counties), and 59 districts
  • Location of the provincial government: Shenyang City
  • Organization: Governor (1), Vice-governor (9)
Major Events
  • Liaoning International Agricultural Expo, Liaoning International Fair for Investment and Trade
Cultural Heritage
  • Shenyang Imperial Palace, Qianshan National Park, Wunü Mountain, Yalu River near Dandong
Sister Cities (Year)
  • South Korea: Gyeonggi-do Province (1993), Chungcheongnam-do Province (2018)
  • Japan: Kanagawa Prefecture (1983), Toyama Prefecture (1984)
  • Russia: Novosibirsk Region (1993), Irkutsk Region (1994)

Economic Status

Economic Status
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Economy(as of 2020)
  • Gross Regional Domestic Product (GRDP): 2.511 trillion CNY
  • Regional income per capita: 59,000 CNY
Major Industries
  • Energy and raw material industry, equipment, automobile, shipbuilding, machine tool, and robot manufacturing
Major Products
  • Major equipment products related to metallurgy, mining, power transmission and transformation, petrochemistry, metal machine tools, etc.
Major Companies
  • Dalian Wanda Group, Angang Steel, Zhongsheng (Dalian) Group, Dashang Group, Hengli Petrochemical, etc.
Major Industrial Belt
  • Shenyang Economic and Technological Development Zone, Shenyang Huishan Economic and Technological Development Zone, Dalian Economic and Technological Development Zone, Dalian Changxing Island Economic and Technological Development Zone, Yingkou Economic and Technological Development Zone, Tieling Economic and Technological Development Zone, Panjin Liaobin Coastal Economic and Technological Development Zone, Lushun Economic and Technological Development Zone, Jinzhou Economic and Technological Development Zone

Others

Others
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Contact
  • Department: Foreign Affairs Office of Liaoning Provincial People’s Government
  • Address: 辽宁省沈阳市北陵大街45-4号
  • Phone: 024-8689-2113
  • Fax: 024-8689-3864
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