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China, an East Asian country is one of the world’s oldest civilizations. It has a vast cultural history of more than five thousand years and an outstanding natural beauty. On the other hand, this country has remained a comparatively isolated and secluded one, and being a land of mystery, this country is not known to the western half of the world. However, China is rapidly developing and has grown in the phase of modernization, with an immense speed and is also welcoming the outer world to interact and do business with them.
Dandong is a city in the Liaoning province, China. It is on the border between China and North Korea, marked by the Yalu River. Also at this point, the river flows into Korea Bay. The size of the administrative city is 14,910 square kilometers. The urban city is 563 square kilometers in size and has 643,000 inhabitants. The administrative city covers around 2.4 million inhabitants as of 2001. The area of the city is 14,910 square kilometers and the population is 2,390,000.
Maps and artifacts suggest that the area has been settled since the Zhou dynasty. The area became known as Andong, county in 1876. Andong, which stands for pacifying the east, was so named to reflect the power projection that China had over Korea at the time. It was occupied by Japan after the start of the first Sino-Japanese war in 1894. During the Manchukuo era it was the capital of Andong province, one of the fourteen provinces established by Manchukuo. It adopted its present name on January 20, 1965, to avoid connotation of its previous name, which was considered imperialistic by some.

Dandong is also said to be as the town of best geographical environment and can trace its origins back to prehistoric times. Today, one can also learn about its history, from its earliest times and pursue enthusiasm in its natural beauty and populace.

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