Definitions for beijingˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Bei•jingˈbeɪˈdʒɪŋ(n.)

also Peking

  1. a city in and the capital of the People's Republic of China, in the NE part, in central Hebei province. 7,000,000.

    Category: Geography (places)

    Ref: Formerly (1928–49), Peiping.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Beijing, Peking, Peiping, capital of Red China(noun)

    capital of the People's Republic of China in the Hebei province in northeastern China; 2nd largest Chinese city

Wiktionary

  1. Beijing(ProperNoun)

    The capital of the People's Republic of China.

  2. Origin: From 北京, composed of 北 ("northern") and 京 ("capital").

Freebase

  1. Beijing

    Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking, is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world. The population as of 2012 was 20,693,000. The metropolis, located in northern China, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties. Beijing Municipality is surrounded by Hebei Province with the exception of neighboring Tianjin Municipality to the southeast. Beijing is the second largest Chinese city by urban population after Shanghai and is the nation's political, cultural, and educational center. It is home to the headquarters of most of China's largest state-owned companies, and is a major hub for the national highway, expressway, railway, and high-speed rail networks. The Beijing Capital International Airport is the second busiest in the world by passenger traffic. The city's history dates back three millenia. As the last of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China, Beijing has been the political center of the country for much of the past seven centuries. The city is renowned for its opulent palaces, temples, gardens, tombs, walls and gates, and its art treasures and universities have made it a center of culture and art in China. Few cities in the world have been the political and cultural center of an area as immense for so long.

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