Chaoyang District

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Chaoyang District is the largest and the most modern urban district in Beijing and is regarded as a window of international exchange for Beijing. Occupying an area of 470.6 square kilometers to the north of Jianguomenwai Avenue between the city's Eastern Second Ring and the Fourth Ring roads,Chaoyang District is divided into 21 neighborhood committees and 24 townships with a population of 2.3 million. It is the largest district of the city. This district is an important non-staple food production base and industrial district. More than 98 percent of foreign embassies,foreign representative offices of the United Nations,news agencies and 62 percent of the city's five star hotels are located in the district. It is also home to facilities like the Capital Airport,the Workers' Stadium,and the Asian Games Village and more than 60 percent of the foreign business agencies in Beijing, 3,000 foreign companies and 167 international agencies.  In 2000,GDP in Chaoyang District reached 48 billion yuan (nearly US$ 5.8 billion)   Datun and Wali areas in the northern part of Chaoyang District will become the 12.15 square kilometer Olympic Park in 2008 and also an important arena of exhibitions and sports in the future.