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Baodi Wuqing Jinghai
Mayor: Dai Xianglong
Address of municipal government: 167 Dagu Road, Heping District
Tel: (22) 23305555 (government hotline)
Tianjin is located in the northeast of the North China Plain, facing the Bohai Sea in the east, and seated against Mt. Yanshan in the north, lying between 38033'-400 15' N, and 116042' 118003'E. It adjoins Beijing in the north and borders on Tangshan, Chengde, Langfang and Cangzhou of Hebei Province in the east, west and south respectively. Its coastal line stretches about 133 km long. It covers an area of 11,305 square kilometers. The name of Tianjin first appeared in the early years of the Yongle reign of the Ming Dynasty, meaning the ferry port used by an emperor. In 1404, it became a military position of strategic importance, and construction of city walls and garrison installations began. The city was eventually called Tianjin Fort.
In 1998, there were 399 post offices in the city. The total handling capacity of the telephone switchboards was 2.4476 million entries. The total handling capacity of long-distance telephone automatic switchboards was 65,000 channels. The total number of telephone sets was 2.5958 million. International long-distance direct-dialing telephone service was provided for reaching 226 countries and regions in the world.
Radio and TV stations:
There are now six sets of radio programs with an average daily broadcasting time of 116 hours and 30 minutes. There are three sets of municipal TV programs.