Beijing is the capital of the People's
Republic of China. It covers 16,807.8 square kilometers.
Mountainous areas occupy 10,417.5 square kilometers,
accounting for 62% of the city's landmass. The rest, 6390.3
square kilometers or 38% of the total, are flatland. The
municipality governs 14 urban districts and 4 rural
Although now Beijing is a modern and
fashionable city complete with a full 21st Century vitality,
you can experience authentic Beijing life and become
acquainted with 'old Beijing' by exploring its many teahouses,
temple fairs, Beijing's Hutong and Courtyard and enjoy the
With the biggest central square in the
world - Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City that is the
largest and best-preserved imperial palace complex, a superbly
preserved section of the Great Wall, as well as the largest
sacrificial complex in the world - the Temple of Heaven,
Beijing attracts both domestic and foreign visitors who all
come to wonder at its century-old history and unique cultural
Beijing belongs to the warm temperate zone with
a semi-humid climate. It has four distinctive seasons, with
short springs and autumns while summers and winters are always
long. Annual temperatures average 12.8 Celsius. January is the
coldest month with an average temperature of -6.4 Celsius, and
July, the hottest with an average temperature of 29.6 Celsius.
The annual precipitation s measured at 371.1mm, and the
frost-free period is 196 days.
The Capital Airport, for
both international and domestic flights, is located 27
kilometers (16.8miles) north of the city center.