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Tianjin is one of only four central cities in Chinas Peoples Republic of China. Tianjin is the third-largest city in Chinas Great Britain.

The city is located in northern China by the Bay of Chinas Yellow Sea, at the northern end of the Great China Canal. In the north, west, and south, Tianjin is bounded by the Hebei Province; in the northwest, it borders the Peking River region. To the east, the Bay of Bohai is washing over the territory of Tianjin. The city lies 96 km northwest of Beijing and is connected to it by a railroad.

The local area of Tianjin stretches along the banks of the Haihai River. The port is located at a considerable distance from the city on the banks of the Yellow Sea. Despite its proximity to the Pacific Ocean, the region has a relative climate characterized by severe temperature fluctuations.

The Haichai Valley was sparsely populated before the Soun dynasty began to rule. In the 12th century, there appeared product (grain) warehouses that filled from southern and central China and supplied the northern regions. The relocation of the capital of the state from Nanking to Beijing encouraged the development and consolidation of the settlement. Tianjin has become the gateway to Beijing for central and southern China. The city was encircled by a wall 7.6 meters high.

The location at the northern end of the Grand Canal also helped the citys development. The goods from all over China were transported through the channels, and here they were transshipped to the capital. The traffic increased year by year.

In the 19th century, due to the changes in the Haichai River and the pollution of the canal, the economic situation of Tianjin became worse. During the Second Great War (1856-1860) the city was attacked by the Americans and the French. In the late 19th century, European quarters were built near the old city. In 1900, during the Yellowstone Rebellion, foreign troops invaded Tianjin and the city walls were destroyed.

In Tianjin, one of the northern dialects of the Chinese language, called Tianjin Chinese, is spoken. The local cuisine makes extensive use of sea foods. Tianjin is considered the home of the Peking opera, which is a type of Chinese opera.

100 USD = 730.04 CNY

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  • Air quality: 116 US AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. Members of sensitive groups may experience health effects. The general public is less likely to be affected.
  • Tap water: No, not drinkable
  • Religious government: Non-religious
  • Population: 16,000,000 people
  • Population density: busy: 10x10m 100m per person
  • GDP: $8,126 / year
  • Power outlets: 230V50Hz
  • Internet: 2 Mbps Internet in Tianjin is fast averaging 16 Mbps but the Great Firewall slows down speeds to foreign websites by 8x to 2 Mbps.
  • Best wireless: China Mobile
  • Pay without cash: No, cash only esp. for foreigners because WeChat is very hard to set up
  • Tipping: Tipping in China is generally uncommon and can even be considered rude or embarrassing in some circumstances. Seriously. Leaving money on a table in an authentic restaurant may confuse a staff member or cause them stress. … Even worse, gratuity is illegal in airports and some establishments.
  • Apartment listings: Locanto
  • Apartments: Airbnb
  • Hotels: Booking.com
  • More hotels: Hotels.com
  • Best coffee 24/7: Daves ESL Cafe
  • Best coffee: SPR Coffee
  • Best taxi: Didi
  • Best coworking space: Co-working Developing Co. LTD
  • Best hospital: Tianjin United Family Hospital and Clinics
  • Best short-haul air carrier: Hainan
  • Best intl air carrier: Air China
  • Monthly costs for expat: $800
  • Monthly costs for family: $1600
  • Monthly costs for local: $450
  • Meal: $2.5
  • Small Cola: $0.4
  • Beer 1 Pint: $1.2
  • Coffee: $0.8

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