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Changchun

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Template:ZHdot Changchun (Template:Zh-stpw) is the capital of the Jilin province in northeastern China. It is a sub-provincial city. The placename means "Eternal Spring". The Changchun metropolitan area has a population of 6.83 million and a population of 2.78 million in its city proper. [1] (http://www.travelchinaguide.com/cityguides/jilin/changchun/)

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History

Changchun was the capital of Manchukuo, a nominally independent puppet state set up by the Japanese in Manchuria, and which existed from 1931 to 1945. Then known as 新京 (Pinyin: Xīnjīng, Wade-Giles: Hsin-ching), the capital was a planned city.

Changchun will host the 2007 Winter Asian Games.

Economy

Volkswagen has a manufacturing plant in Changchun.

The GDP per capita was 21336 (ca. US$2580) in 2003, ranked no. 52 among 659 Chinese cities.

Colleges and universities

Miscellaneous

Changchun has been a sister city of Ulsan, South Korea since 1994.


See also

External links

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