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China Guide > Shanxi>Datong Municipality; [山西省大同市] [Pinyin:Shān Xī Shěng Dà Tóng Shì]

Datong Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Shanxi Province , In Chinese [大同市]

Facts & Informations :

Administrative Division Code : 140200;
Post Code : 037008;
Phone Area Code :0352
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 晋B
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 140200
Area Coverage: 14176 square kilometers;
Population : 3,170,000 persons (Including the subordinate cities and counties);
The Seat : Chengqu District
Datong in Pictures

City Guide to Datong: Restaurants, Hotels,Shopping, Hospitals ...

Restaurant and Catering Service
Muslim Cuisine Western Food Japanese Cuisine
Korean Cuisine Hotpot Asian Cuisine

Leisure and Recreation Facilities
KTV Cinema Night Club
Cyber Cafe Bath

Financial Facilities Mall,Store and Market

Hospitals & Clinics Sports Facilities

Community Service Travel Services

Tour Guide to Datong: Streets and Roads

Dadong Street Danan Street Nanguan South Street
Yuhe West Road Dabei Street Youyi South Street
Zhanbei Street Xinhua Back Street Pingcheng Street

Tour Guide to Datong: Tour Attractions
Pingxingguan Battle Site Shanxi Tianzhen Panshan Mountain
Yungang Forest Park Three-Dragon Screen
Yungang Grottoes Hengshan Hanging Temple (Xuankong si)
Beyond the Great Wall Heng Mountain Zhuangguan Monument
Shanhua Monastery Mount Hengshan Scenic Spot
The adminitrative division form of Datong is Municipality, which is one of the four administrative divisional forms at the the second level of China local administrative division system .
Municipality is also referred to as a prefecture level city (地级市). Most of Chinese big cities belong to this variety.
A prefecture-level municipality is subject to the juridiction of a provincial government ,and directly controls some urban districts while overseeing some counties or smaller cities on behalf of the provincial government.
Thus it's normal to see a large City (a Municipality) have jurisdiction over some small cities in China.
Urban Subdivisions of Datong City
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Xinrong District新荣区Xinrong QuDistrict
2Nanjiao District南郊区Nanjiao QuDistrict
3Kuangqu District矿区Kuangqu
4Chengqu District城区Chengqu
Subdivisions Under the jurisdication of Datong Municipality
The components of greater Datong Municipality
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Datong County大同县Datong XianCounty
2Zuoyun County左云县Zuoyun XianCounty
3Hunyuan County浑源县Hunyuan XianCounty
4Lingqiu County灵丘县Lingqiu XianCounty
5Guangling County广灵县Guangling XianCounty
6Tianzhen County天镇县Tianzhen XianCounty
7Yanggao County阳高县Yanggao XianCounty
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Datong City, located in the north of Shanxi Province about 240 kilometers due west of Beijing and some 20 kilometers south of the Great Wall, which follows, roughly, the border between present-day Shanxi Province and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region, is one of the famous historic and cultural cities of China. In ancient times, Datong was a military stronghold whose mission was to hold back the hordes that frequently pushed south into China proper, from Mongolia. Indeed, this was the very raison d'être of the Great Wall. Today, however, Datong, alongside its t.....
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