Yu Du Mountain [Photo via tuchong.com]
Yanqing District is located in the northwest of Beijing. With an average altitude of over 500 meters, it enjoys cool summer and cold winter and is referred to as Beijing's "Summer Resort". Covering a total area of 1,993.75 square kilometers, in which 105 are of tropical land, the district is rich in shallow geothermal resources. It has 2,800 hours of sunshine a year, the most abundant area of solar energy resources in Beijing. The main peak of Haituo Mountain, located in Yanqing District, is 2,241 meters above sea level, which is the second highest mountain in Beijing.
By the end of December 2019, Yanqing District had a permanent population of 357,000.
Yanqing District is the capital's ecological conservation and development area, which has been honored as the National Demonstrative County of Afforestation and the National Forest City. It is widely recognized as Beijing's green barrier and back garden. Yanqing District has a sound living environment, where the magnificent Badaling Great Wall and the Guishui Park are seated. The park, the largest water park in Beijing, covers an area of 6,000 mu (about 400 hectares), with a water surface of 5,000 mu (about 333 hectares).
Yanqing is the host of the 2019 Beijing World Horticultural Expo, and the co-host of Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympic Games (part of events).
Based on the function positioning of the capital's ecological conservation and development, Yanqing District vigorously develops the green economy and strives to build a green and high-tech industrial system with its own characteristics. In 2019, Yanqing's GRP reached CNY 19,528,590,000.