Place Names

Antung, China

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Prefecture-level city
View of Dandong's skyline on the Yalu River
View of Dandong's skyline on the Yalu River
Location of Dandong City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Location of Dandong City jurisdiction in Liaoning
Dandong is located in Liaoning
 DandongLocation of the city centre in Liaoning
40°07′N 124°23′E / 
40.117°N 124.383°E /
40.117; 124.383
Country People's Republic of China
Province Liaoning
Municipal seat Zhenxing District
Districts and Counties
 • CPC Secretary Dai Yulin
 • Mayor Shi Jian
 • Prefecture-level city 15,030 km (5,800 sq mi)
 • Urban 830 km (320 sq mi)
Elevation 8 m (27 ft)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 2,444,697
 • Urban 865,576
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 118000
Area code(s) 415
Licence plates 辽F
Administrative division code 210600
ISO 3166-2 cn-21-06
Dandong name.svg
"Dandong", as written in Chinese
Simplified Chinese 丹东
Traditional Chinese 丹東
Postal Map Antung

Dandong (simplified Chinese: 丹东; traditional Chinese: 丹東; pinyin: Dāndōng), previously known as Andong and Antung, is a prefecture-level city in southeastern-eastern Liaoning province, People's Republic of China. It is the largest Chinese border city, facing Sinuiju, North Korea across the Yalu River, which demarcates the Sino-Korean border. To the southwest of the city, the river flows into Korea Bay. Dandong has therefore had a dynamic history because of its strategic location for the northeast's rich natural resources and because of its convenient access to the ocean. It is designated as a major export production centre for the province, and is a port city connected by rail with Shenyang and Sinuiju. A significant amount of trade with North Korea flows through the city.

The size of the administrative city (prefecture) is 14,981.4 square kilometres (5,784.4 sq mi); as of 2010, the built-up area made of 3 urban districts is 830 square kilometres (320 sq mi) in size and had 865,576 inhabitants. The administrative city covers around 2.45 million inhabitants as of 2010 census. The Hushan Great Wall, the far eastern end of the Great Wall of China, is located here