32 Facts About Dalian


Dalian is a major sub-provincial port city in Liaoning province, People's Republic of China, and is Liaoning's second largest city and the third-most populous city of Northeast China.

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Today a financial, shipping, and logistics center for East Asia, Dalian has a significant history of being used by foreign powers for its ports.

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In 2012, Dalian ranked 82nd in the Global City Competitiveness Index.

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Dalian is one of the top 100 science cities in the world by scientific research as tracked by the Nature Index, ranking 65th in the world as of 2021.

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Dalian was named Sanshan in the period of Wei Jin, San Shanpu in the Tang dynasty, Sanshan Seaport in the Ming dynasty, and Qingniwakou during the Qing dynasty .

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Mining camps on the northern coast of Dalian Bay became the small town of Qingniwa or Qingniwaqiao, near what became the downtown core of modern-day Dalian.

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Dalian preserved much of Dalian's Japanese and Russian architectural heritage.

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Dalian worked as the former Minister of Commerce of China.

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Since 2007 Dalian has hosted the Annual Meeting of the New Champions, organized by the World Economic Forum, in alternating years with Tianjin.

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Dalian is located on Korea Bay north of the Yellow Sea and roughly in the middle of the Liaodong peninsula at its narrowest neck or isthmus.

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Dalian has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate, characterized by warm wet summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and cold, windy, dry winters that reflect the influence of the vast Siberian anticyclone.

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Dalian is the second largest city of Liaoning province, after Shenyang, the provincial capital.

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Dalian was originally an agriculture and aquaculture-based area, which, after the opening of the ferry between Yantai and Lushun during the early 20th century, began to be populated by the farmers and fishers of Shandong, across the Yellow Sea during the Chuang Guandong era.

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Dalian is the 6th largest port in China; and according to AAPA world port ranking data, Dalian is the 8th busiest port in the world by cargo tonnage in 2012, and the 12th busiest container port in the world by total number of TEUs handled in 2013.

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Accordingly, Dalian is a major center for oil refineries, diesel engineering, and chemical production.

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Dalian has been given many benefits by the Chinese government, including the title of "open-city", which allows it to receive considerable foreign investment .

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Bank of Dalian has opened branches in Beijing, Shanghai and Shenyang, among five other cities.

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Dalian is a popular destination among domestic tourists and foreign visitors, especially from Japan, South Korea and Russia.

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In 2021, Dalian set a five-year-plan for the marine environment that included targets for conserving populations of the endangered back-faced spoonbill.

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Dalian maintains the National Spotted Seal Nature Reserve within Lioadong Bay.

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Dalian is one of the many cities in China where there are few motorcycles in the downtown core, where motorcycle riding is prohibited by the local law.

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In 2005 Dalian expanded the international airport, Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport, with direct flights to the most major cities in China, and to cities in South Korea and Japan as well as countries in Southeast Asia.

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In 2006, Dalian was selected as the most liveable city in China according to China Daily.

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Standard Mandarin is usually spoken in Dalian because it is a city with people from various locations.

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Dalian dialect is mostly distinguishable from Standard Mandarin based on a low-falling Yinping, and it is often referred to as being "oyster flavored" by the locals.

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Dalian cuisine is a branch of Shandong cuisine, with influence from Northeastern Chinese cuisine, and is widely known for its unique style of seafood dishes.

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The variety of seafood in Dalian includes fish, prawns, clams, crabs, scallops, sea urchins, oysters, sea cucumbers, mussels, lobsters, conches, abalone, algae, razor clams, urechis unicinctus, mantis shrimps, jellyfish and so on.

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Dalian produced many top Chinese football players thanks to its youth training system and grassroots football culture.

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Therefore, Dalian earned its nickname of China's "Football City", and a giant football statue was placed in the Labor Park near downtown Dalian in its honor.

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Current football clubs in the city are Dalian Pro playing in the Chinese Super League and Dalian Pro W F C playing in the Chinese Women's Football League.

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Wanda Group announced a long-term investment plan to help Dalian build more advanced football infrastructure, improve on youth training, and revitalize local football culture and Chinese football culture as a whole.

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Dalian is the only city in China recognized by the IML Walking Association.

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