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Official site of Shenyang: http://www.shenyang.gov.cn

In November 1993 a Sister City agreement was signed between the city of Ramat-Gan and the city of Shenyang.



Shenyang is the economic, cultural, communication, trade and commercial hub of the Northeastern region of China; it is also a major industrial and cultural city with historical importance. Shenyang is located at the center of the Northeast Asian economic ring and the Bohai economic ring, so it has important strategic status. With its advantageous geographical position, Shenyang has tremendous absorbing, radiating and driving force to the whole country and even Northeast Asia.


Shenyang is located at the juncture of Liaohe Plain and offshoot of Changbai Mountain. Its west part is a vast expanse of plain, and its east part is a mountainous region covered with green forests and plants. Shenyang is rich in natural resources. It has 147,000 hectares of forest and 82,000 hectares of pastureland. Up until now, Thirty-six kinds of minerals have been discovered in the area among them coal and natural gas.

 

Shenyang has a population of 7.2 million and its urban population is 4 million.