Acheng

Acheng

Acheng is an administrative county-level district of Harbin, People's Republic of China. The district administers nine subdistricts, eight towns, one township, and one ethnic township.

About Acheng

Acheng District is an administrative county-level district of Harbin, Heilongjiang Province, China. The city, located at 4532N 12659E / 45.533N 126.983E / 45.533; 126.983 at an elevation of 140 m (462 ft) with a population of 234,057 (est. 1999), is 29 km southeast of the city of Harbin, 190 km north of Jilin, and around 50 km south of the Songhua River. It lies within the basin of, and was until 1909 considered synonymous with, the Ashi River (Chinese: ; pinyin: shh; WadeGiles: A-shih-ho). Its administrative jurisdiction (shq or 'urban area') covers an area of 2,680 km and includes over eleven towns, five rural areas, 126 villages, and five subdistricts, with a total population of over 650,000. The city of Acheng has a long history. It is the site of the ruins of Huining, a prefecture in Shangjing which served as the first capital (-) of the Jin Dynasty (1115-1234).

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