Tianjin China, (Jin for
short) is a municipality direct under the Central Government, as
well as an opening city. It's situated in the eastern part of the
North China Plain, covering an area of 11,300 square km. and with a
population of six million.
Tianjin City has a semi-humid continental climate in the warm Temperate
Zone. With an annual average temperature of 12 degrees centigrade,
and rainfall of 590 millimeters, it has 220 frost-free days per
year. It's rich in petroleum, natural gas and sea salt along the
As one of China's biggest industrial centers, Tianjin has built
up an all-round industrial system with machinery, electronics,
textiles, chemicals, metallurgy, foodstuff etc. as its mainstays.
The production on a fairly large scale, of arts and crafts like
hand-made carpets, Yangliuqing's New Year Pictures printed from an
engraved wood plate, Zhang's painted clay figurines, kites etc.
holds an important position in the country. Tianjin has already
achieved successes in the operation of its Economic and
Technological Development Zone in the northeastern part of Tanggu
District, covering an area of 33 square km.
Tianjin is one of the most prosperous business areas as well as a
distribution center for goods and materials in North China.
Tianjin is also a key hub of land and sea communications. Its port
consisting of Tianjin, Tanggu and Xingang Harbours is an important
Chinese Sea port, serving as the most convenient sea outlet for
Beijing, North China and Northwest. The port accessible to ocean
freighters of ten thousand tons class has opened more than 20 ocean
shipping routes. Tianjin has a well-developed road transport
network, regular air-service to over 30 cities throughout the
country, and inland water shipping, in addition to the pipelines for
Tianjin City is a famous historical city. The best known scenic spots
and historical sites include Ning Garden, Tianhou Temple (Temple of
Heavenly Empress), Dule Temple in Ji county, The Great Wall at the
Huangya Pass, the Panshan scenery area etc.
Efforts are being made to develop Tianjin primarily into a
financial center in North China, an international commercial city
and a free port.