Dalian has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports and is still divided into two sections: a former Japanese district and a Chinese residential area. Moreover, Dalian offers a variety of seafood and you can find a lot of Korean and Japanese restaurants.
Doesn’t that all that super interesting? Right, so let’s talk more facts:
Dalian is a sub-provincial city in the Eastern Liaoning Province in China, and also China’s northernmost ice-free seaport. It is located on Korea Bay north of the Yellow Sea and roughly in the middle of the Liaodong peninsula with a coastline of 1,906 km (1,184 mi). That means lot’s of beaches.
Doesn’t that also sound pretty amazing? Let me give you some details about the climate:
Dalian has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterized by humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone.
Dalian governs the majority of the Liaodong Peninsula and about 260 surrounding islands and reefs.
With a huge, well-protected harbor, modern freight-handling facilities, and fine rail connections, Dalian is the chief commercial port of Northeast China and an oil-exporting port.
It is also a major industrial center with large shipyards, fisheries, an oil refinery, textile mills, chemical and fertilizer plants, and factories making locomotives, rolling stock, and electrical equipment.
China’s largest diamond deposit is nearby.
In addition to that, the city is considered as the fashion capital of China. Who would have thought that, right?
It is also the financial center of Northeast China which indicates how important Dalian is.
And here are some important facts about Dalian’s history:
- The city began as a Russian town and port, and then it was part of Japan’s mainland colony from 1905 until 1945.
- 1858 The British Empire occupied the area.
- 1898 The Russians built a town there to support their railroad and port.
- 1905 The Empire of Japan conquered the area.
- 1945 The USSR took control of the area.
- 1985 Dalian was designated as a Special Economic Zone.
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