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Located at the northern tip of the North China Plain;

China’s capital and second largest city; a directly-controlled municipality under the national government;

China’s political, economic and cultural center.

In 2015, GDP: 2,296.86 billion yuan; GDP growth rate: 7%; per capita GDP: 106,284 yuan; tertiary industry as share of total: 78%; urbanization rate: 86.5%;

Lack of energy resources; energy consumption in 2015: 74.545 million tons of coal equivalent.

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