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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. Changchun is the capital and largest city of Jilin province, located at the northeast of the People's Republic of China. It is a sub-provincial city. The name originated from Jurchen language. The Changchun metropolitan area has a population of 6.83 million and a population of 2.78 million in its city proper. Its area is 20,571 square kilometers and its population is 7,120,000.
Changchun is a new city with only about 200 years of history. Changchun started as a minor trading town. In the year of 1800, Emperor Jiaqing of Qing Dynasty selected a small village on the east bank of the Yitong River and named it as Changchun Ting and in the year of 1889, it was promoted as Changchun Fu. It expanded rapidly as the junction between of the Japanese-owned South Manchurian Railway and the Russian-owned Chinese Eastern Railway which had different rail gauges, as well as permit licences, from 1905 to 1935. Changchun had railway repair shops and branch lines originating in Changchun extended into Korea and Inner Mongolia.
In 1932, moving from Jilin City 200 kilometers to the east, Changchun became the capital of Manchukuo, a state in Manchuria led by Pu Yi with the help from Japan, and which existed from 1931 to 1945. Renamed Changchun by the People's Repubic of China government, it became the capital of Jilin in 1954. From the 1950s, it was designated to become a center for China's automotive industry. The famous Red Flag limousines were made in Changchun as were the Liberation trucks based on a Ford model used in Russia who supplied much of the early manufacturing machinery.

Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and gain enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace. Changchun enjoys a very positive reputation with worldwide travelers. A city known for its historic myths and traditions, scenic beauty, cooperative people and luxurious hotels and cottages, Changchun is one of the favorite holiday destinations for most of the vacation lovers.

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