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Dalian is a major city and seaport in the south of Liaoning Province, China. It is the southernmost city of the Liaodong Peninsula. Dalian is the province’s second largest city and has sub-provincial administrative status.
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Key Facts & Information
- Dalian (Wade-Giles romanization Ta-lien, Russian Dalny, conventional and Japanese Dairen, formerly Lüda), is the city and port of southern Liaoning sheng (province) in northeastern China.
- It consists of the formerly independent cities of Dalian and Lüshun that were amalgamated (as Lüda) in 1950. In 1981 the name Dalian was restored and Lüshun became a district of the city.
- Situated at the southern tip of the Liaodong Peninsula, Dalian has a good deepwater harbor that is ice-free throughout the year. It has an extremely important strategic position, commanding the entrance to the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli) and maritime access to Tianjin. Population (2002 est.) city, 2,181,583; (2007 est.) urban agglom., 3,167,000.
- Lüshun, historically known in the west as Port Arthur, was an important port of entry for southern Manchuria (Northeast China).
- It was used as a staging post in the 2nd century bce by Chinese colonists of the Han dynasty (206 bce–220 ce) in northern Korea and by the Tang dynasty (618–907) in campaigns in the 7th century.
- During the 15th and 16th centuries, under the Ming dynasty (1368–1644), it was a fortified port for Chinese settlements in the Liaodong area.
- It was captured by the Manchus in 1633 and became the headquarters of a coastal defense unit under the Qing dynasty (1644–1911/12) and in 1878 it was chosen as the chief base for the Beiyang (“North Ocean”) fleet, China’s first modern naval force, and was again fortified.
- Captured by the Japanese in the Sino-Japanese War of 1894–95, it was leased to Japan under the Treaty of Shimonoseki, which ended the war.
- However, after the intervention of the western powers that followed, it was returned to China. Russia, which was eager to acquire an ice-free port on the Pacific, occupied the Liaodong Peninsula in 1897 after the Germans had taken Jiaozhou (Kiaochow) on the southern side of the Shandong Peninsula.
THE CONTEMPORARY CITY
- During the postwar Soviet occupation of the Liaodong Peninsula, the city was less seriously damaged and looted than most of the other Manchurian cities.
- The merger with neighbouring Lüshun to form Lüda (the name derived by combining the first characters of Lüshun and Dalian) greatly expanded the area and population of the city.
- Further expansion occurred in 1981, when the name Dalian was restored to the city. The former city of Dalian became Zhongshan district, and Lüshun (under the name Lüshunkou) and Jinzhou were among the other districts created.
- The amalgamated city experienced rapid economic growth from 1950.
- In 1984, Dalian was designated as one of China’s “open” cities in the country’s liberalizing economic policy of inviting foreign investment, which further spurred its development.
- It is now a prosperous industrial center, noted for the variety and quality of its products. In addition to its importance as a base for shipbuilding and the construction of locomotives, Dalian is a thriving manufacturer of machines, electronics, chemicals, petroleum products, and textiles; high-technology enterprises have become increasingly important.
- An annual clothing fair hosted by the city attracts large crowds of customers from China and abroad.
- Dahei Mountain (Chinese : 大黑山 ; pinyin : Dàhēi Shān) is located in Jinzhou District, Dalian City, Liaoning Province in China.
- It is 663 metres high above sea level and belongs to the Qianshan Mountains, named after Qian Mountain in Anshan.
- Zhongshan Square (simplified Chinese : 中山广场 ; traditional Chinese : 中山廣場 ; pinyin : Zhōngshān Guǎngchǎng) in Dalian, Liaoning, China, was originally designed by Russians in the 19th century.
- Shelled abalones are cut into the shape of lanterns and steamed with the seasonings of ginger, shallot, and salt for seven minutes.
- Stir-fried Prawn Gutted prawns are stir-fried with ginger, spring onion, and spice, and then stewed on a low heat.
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