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Having jurisdiction over the former Xicheng and Xuanwu districts, the new Xicheng District (referred to as Xicheng District), has become the oldest district of Beijing, which has stood for more than 3,000 years as a city and more than 860 years as a capital.

As a central district of Beijing, Xicheng District is home to the headquarters of the Communist Party of China, offices of State agencies and more than 80 governmental ministries and agencies...

Xicheng District covers 15 neighbourhoods under the sub-district offices of Baizhifang, Chunshu, Dashilan, Desheng, Guang*anmennei, Guang*anmenwai, Financial Street, Niujie, Shichahai, Taoranting, Tianqiao, Xinjiekou, Xi Chang*an Jie, Yuetan and Zhanlan Lu. It has 255 community residents* committees...

After Beiping, today*s Beijing, was librated in early 1949, Beiping was divided into 20 districts. On April 18, 1950, shortly after the founding of the People*s Republic of China, the Chinese Government divided the area of Beijing into 16 districts. On April 8, 1958, with the approval of the State Council, Qianmen District merged with Xuanwu and other districts. And the Central Government combined Xidan District and Xisi District under the name of Xicheng District. On June 28, 2010...

By the end of 2015, Xicheng District*s population of long-term dwellers has risen to about 1.298 million. Its population is made up of the Han nationality and 44 ethnic minorities, which account for 93.4 and 6.6 percent of the total district population. There are three minority nationalities, namely Hui, Man and Mongol, with populations of over 1,000...

The district slopes slightly from northwest to southeast, with an average elevation of about 40 metres. It has a typical continental, temperate, monsoon climate with four distinctive seasons: dry and windy in spring, hot and rainy in the summer, nice and cool in autumn and arid and cold in the winter. The average annual temperature is 10每12∼C, with lows of -7每4∼C in January and highs of 25每26∼C in July. There are 180每200 non-frost days every year, with 75 percent of its...

The most visible change in Xicheng District*s ecological environment is in the improvement of its air quality. The number of ※blue sky§ days accounted for over 75 percent of the total. A batch of green fields with an area of more than 50,000 square metres each have been built, while other greening methods, such as roof greening, vertical greening and dismantling walls and fences to let in green sights, have increased Xicheng District*s overall green fields to nearly 8 million square metres (10 square metres per capita)...

Xicheng District is blessed with good and plentiful water resources, with a lot of lakes, including the elegant Yongding River, which has witnessed the changes of Beijing since ancient times.

Dotted with 340,000-square-metres of lakes and celebrities* former residences, Shichahai is a traditional cultural centre of the district and a tourist magnet. The moat, an indispensable part of the old capital, is taking on a new look after greening and water treatment efforts. Beihai Park...

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