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Liaoyang () is a city in China, Liaoning province, located in the middle of the Liaodong Peninsula. The city is situated on the T'ai-tzu River with a current population of 1,820,000.It is approximately one hour south of Shenyang by car. Liaoyang is home to Liaoning University's College of Foreign Studies and a number of vocational colleges. The city hosts a limited number of professional basketball and volleyball games in a modern sports facility.


Liaoyang is one of the oldest continuously-inhabited cities in northeast China. The city has a number of sites of historical interest. Among these is the White Pagoda (baita), which dates back to the Yuan dynasty. The Liaoyang White Pagoda sits in White Pagoda Park.

Between 1621 and 1625, Liaoyang (then called Dongjing) was the capital of the Later Jin Dynasty, which at the time already ruled all of Manchuria (Dongbei, i.e., "the Northeast", in Chinese) and was to change its name to Qing soon. The Emperor Nurhaci moved the capitol to Shenyang in 1625.

Liaoyang was the site of the Battle of Liaoyang (August 24-September 4, 1904), which was one of the major battles of the Russo-Japanese War.

Administrative divisions

Within Liaoyang prefecture there is 1 county, 5 districts and 1 city.


Although the lack of greenspace throughout the city is noticeable, there are a few historical sites to be visited. The LiaoYang museum - built in 1921 and open to public since 1984 - contains...
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