has a history of more than 600 years since
its establishment in 1404. In 1860, Tianjin
was opened up as a trading port, and thereafter
became a gateway to North China and the base
of the "Westernization Movement.
witnessed military modernization and other
social developments in railway, telegraph,
telephone, postal service, mining, modern
education, and judicature sectors. Tianjin
became the second largest industrial and commercial
city in China and the biggest financial and
commercial center of North China.
the founding of modern China, Tianjin, as
a central municipality, has made brilliant
achievements in economic and social developments.
Entering the 21st century, Tianjin Binhai
New Area was incorporated into the national
development strategy, leading the Bohai Sea
coastal region as a new economic growth driver
for China after the Pearl River Delta and
Yangtze River Delta economic zones.
total area of Tianjin is 11916.85 square kilometers.
Tianjin is located in the west coast of the
Pacific Ocean, the northeast of the north
China plain, the lower reaches of the HAIHE
river basiny. Tianjin climate is a typical
warm temperate semi - humid continental monsoon
Tianjin has 16 municipal districts. Tianjin
has a permanent population of around 15 million.