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Tangshan and the Caofeidian New Area by Bohai Bay, China

39.6N 118.1E

December 19th, 2009 Category: Snapshots

China - December 1st, 2009

China - December 1st, 2009

The city of Tangshan, visible in the upper left corner of this orthorectified image, is located in China’s Hebei Province in the central section of Bohai Sea Gulf region. The city is situated on the North China Plain between the Bohai Sea in the south and the Yanshan Mountains in the north.

South of the city is Bohai Bay, one of the three bays forming the Bohai Sea, the innermost gulf of the Yellow Sea. There are several oil fields located offshore in the Bohai Bay, and many ships can be seen as white dots in the bay’s waters.

Extending offshore below the center of the image is the Caofeidian New Area, once an island and now a land reclamation converted economic development zone. Under the jurisdiction of Tangshan and 80 km from the city’s center, the area spans 60 sq km and is expected to have a population of 300 000 by 2010.

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