Beijing Districts & Counties

Beijing Districts & Counties


After the liberation of People’s Republic of China, the Beijing city had encountered at least 5 times of reassemble until 1961 and finally formed the 16 districts and 2 counties today. Dated to 2007, there are 134 sub-district Offices, 142 towns, 41 villages, 2554 Neighborhood Community Committees and 3,955 Residents’ Committees. There are four districts, Dongcheng District, Xicheng District, Chongwen District and Xuanwu District, which are located in between the loop of second ring road and are considered as the traditional old Beijing city. Later, the Beijing authority categorized the area within 5th ring road as the inner city of Beijing. As a result, four districts formed by expansion of city from traditional Beijing city wall which are Chaoyang District, Haidian District, Fengtai District and Shijingshan District were categorized as a part of the inner city of Beijing. At the earlier stage, there were eight districts in the Beijing city but later, follows by the urbanization and development of the city, there are a numbers of counties upgraded to be districts. The details of populations and areas of each district and county are as follows (according to the statistic by Beijing Municipal Bureau of Lang and Resources, 2007):

District/County
Population
thousands
Population Density
person/sq km
Area
Sq km
Dongcheng District
552
21,783.7
25.34
Xicheng District
665
21,031.0
31.62
Chongwen District
299
18,099.3
16.52
Xuanwu District
553
29,243.8
18.91
Chaoyang District
3,001
6,594.4
455.08
Haidian District
2,814
6,533.1
430.73
Fengtai District
1,693
5,536.3
305.80
Shijingshan District
546
6,475.3
84.32
Fangshan District
887
445.8
1989.54
Tongzhou District
965
1,064.8
906.28
Shunyi District
736
721.6
1019.89
Daxing District
978
943.7
1036.32
Changping District
896
666.9
1343.54
Pinggu District
424
446.3
950.13
Huairou District
316
148.9
2122.62
Mentougou District
270
186.1
1450.70
Miyun County
449
201.4
2229.45
Yanqing County
286
143.4
1993.75