Provinces | Tianjin Municipality

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Chinese nametianjin
Main Industriesheavy industry, major port
Foreign Trade64,462
Ethnic minorities3%
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Tianjin is the largest industrial city of northern China. Situated on the coast close to Beijing it has been the natural place for a port to thrive on trade to China from the Ming dynasty onwards.

It's difficult to compare to a city in the U.K. as London is both the capital and a port.

The province is a mainly urban area with a total population similar to London. Its many industries include engineering, chemical processing and metalwork.

See also :
City Guide to Tianjin
China sage map of Tianjin

Making footballs
Making footballs, Tianjin, 1972

Here are some historic photographs of Tianjin, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full

Tiancheng Temple
Nan Shi Hotel
Carpet Finishing

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