Shenyang, capital of Liaoning Province, is the economic, cultural, transportation and trade center in northeast China, and also an important industrial and historical city. Shenyang governs nine districts, one city and three towns with an area of 13000 square kilometers and a population of 7.204 million, of which includes an urban area of 3495 square kilometers and urban population of 5.066 million.
Shenyang is hinterland of Liaoning Peninsula and it is located in the south of northeast China and in the middle of Liaoning Province, with Changbai Mountain behind and the Bohai Sea in front. Within a radius of 150 kilometers based on Shenyang, there are Anshan (Steel City), Fushun (Coal City), Benxi (Coal and Iron City), Fuxin (Coal and Electricity City), Panjin (Petroleum City), Dandong (Textile City), Liaoyang (Chemical Fibre City) and Tieling (Cereal and Coal Base). These resourceful industrial cities with solid strength in central area of Liaoning Province compose unusual cities groups in the world. Dalian Harbor that links to other great harbors over the world, New Yingkou Harbor and Jinzhou Harbor which is under construction, are all no more than 400 kilometers away from Shenyang.
Shenyang, emphasizing equipment manufacturing, is one of national heavy industry bases founded soon after the foundation of the People's Republic of China. . Meanwhile, having been successively granted the title of "National Environmental Protection Model City" and "National Forest City", Shenyang has gained the award of one of the Top Ten Cities for two years running.
Shenyang is rich in tourist resources, especially famous for its places of interest. Tourist attractions in and around Shenyang include Shenyang Imperial Palace, emperors' tombs (Fu Tomb and Zhao Tomb), Huishan Mountain Scenic Spot, Liaoning Broadcast TV Tower, Strange Slope, 9.18 Incident (The 9.18 Incident Exhibition Museum and Marshal Zhang's Mansion), Middle Street Commercial Walking Street, Hunhe River Paradise, Summer Palace, Xinmin West Lake, Xinle Site, Shenyang Botanical Garden, Canal Scenic Spot (round-city canal water system), Kangping Sleeping Dragon Lake and Shenyang Ancient Meteorite.