Yingkou

Yingkou

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Yingkou () is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning province, in northeastern China. It is a port city of the Bohai Sea. The Liao river (Liao He) goes to the sea at Yingkou.The city has a total area of 5,402 square kilometers, and a population of 2.24 million.

Name

Yingkou was formerly known as Newchwang (; Manchu: Ishangga gašan hoton) - one of the Treaty Ports opened under the Treaties of Tianjin of 1858. In fact the town of Newchwang was about thirty miles upstream of Liao He. After the treaty had been signed, the British found that the river near Newchwang was too shallow for their ships. Instead, the treaty port was moved to the area nearer to the river mouth where today's Yingkou is located.

Administrative divisions

Yingkou prefecture is subdivided into 4 districts and 2 cities:



Geography



Yingkou is located in the northwestern portion of the Liaodong Peninsula, and on the left bank of the Daliao River, which enters the sea in the city. To the west is the Liaodong Bay of the Bohai Gulf, and the city thus looks across to Jinzhou and Huludao. Bordering prefecture cities are:

  • Anshan (N and NE)
  • Dalian (S)
  • Panjin (NW)


The city's metro area is located from the provincial capital of Shenyang, from Dalian, from Anshan, and from Panjin. The city is located at latitude 39° 55′—40° 56′ N and longitude 121° 56′—123° 02′ E. At its greatest width, the city spans from north to south and from east to west. The total area of the city is , occupying a mere...
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