The birthplace of a dynasty and two emperors

Updated: May 16, 2019 chinadaily.com.cn Print

Population: 8,290,000 (2018) 

Area: 13,000 square kilometers

Location: capital of Northeast China's Liaoning province   


Known as "the birthplace of a dynasty and two emperors", Shenyang boasts a proud history. It has three UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Sites as well as more than 1,500 historic and cultural relics. Shenyang is also an important industrial center in China and is the core city of Shenyang Economic Zone. It has focused on heavy industry - particularly aerospace, machine tools, heavy equipment and defense. It has many advantageous industries such as automobile and component manufacturing, IC equipment, information, biomedical, modern agriculture sectors. In 2018, Shenyang recorded GDP of 635 billion yuan ($93.68 billion), an increase of 5 percent.

To date, Shenyang has developed economic and trade relations with 188 countries and regions. It also has attracted $42.8 billion of foreign investment and 76 out of the Fortune Global 500 companies invest and operate 112 projects in Shenyang.

Administrative divisions

Shenyang city governs one county-level city - Xinmin, two counties - Faku county and Kangping county; and 10 districts - Heping district, Tiexi district, Hunnan district, Dadong district, Yuhong district, Sujiatun district, Huanggu district, Shenhe district, Liaozhong district and Shenbei new district.

Sister cities

Int'l Sister Cities

Date Signed

Int'l Sister Cities

Date Signed

Sapporo, Japan

Nov 18, 1980

Kawasaki, Japan

Aug 18, 1981

Dusseldorf, Germany

Sept 22, 1984

Turin, Italy

Feb 12, 1985

Chicago, U.S.A

Sept 5, 1985

Irkutsk, Russia 

Aug 12, 1992

Quezon, Philippines

May 7, 1993

Monterrey, Mexico

Oct 5, 1993

Ramat Gan, Israel

Nov 21, 1993

Seongnam, Republic of Korea

Aug 31, 1998

Yaounde, Cameroon

Dec 7, 1998

Thessaloniki, Greece

July 30, 2005

Katowice, Poland

June 6, 2007

Ufa, Russia

Sept 21, 2011

Novosibirsk, Russia

May 29, 2013

Daejeon, Republic of Korea

July 29, 2013



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