Chaoyang is a prefecture-level city of Liaoning Province, in the Northeast of the People's Republic of China. Chaoyang is located almost directly in between the capital of the province, Shenyang, and the capital of China, Beijing. With a vast land area of almost 20,000 square kilometers, it is the largest prefecture in Liaoning, and forms the border with Hebei Province and the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. The area under Chaoyangs jurisdictional control is split up into two counties (Jianping, Chaoyang), two urban districts (Longcheng, Shuangta), two county-level cities (Beipiao, Lingyuan), and the Harqin Left Wing Mongolian Autonomous County. The total regional population is 3 million, while the urban center where the government office is located has a population of 430,000 and forms the core of Chaoyang.