Chengde

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Not to be confused with Chengdu.
For other uses, see Chengde County.
Prefecture-level city in Hebei, People's Republic of China
Chengde

承德市

Chengte, Jehol
Prefecture-level city
Clockwise from top: Sledgehammer Peak, Mountain Resort, Skyline of Chengde, Putuo Zongcheng Temple, Jinshanling
Seal
Location of Chengde City jurisdiction in Hebei
Chengde
Location of the city centre in Hebei
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Chengde (North China Plain)
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Chengde (China)
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Coordinates (Chengde municipal government): 40°57′11″N 117°57′47″E / 40.953°N 117.963°E / 40.953; 117.963Coordinates: 40°57′11″N 117°57′47″E / 40.953°N 117.963°E / 40.953; 117.963
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Settled1681
EstablishedNovember 15, 1983
Municipal seatShuangqiao District
Area
 • Prefecture-level city39,519 km2 (15,258 sq mi)
 • Urban
[1]
724.03 km2 (279.55 sq mi)
 • Districts[1]1,252.7 km2 (483.7 sq mi)
Elevation
327 m (1,073 ft)
Population
 • Prefecture-level city3,473,200
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
[1]
591,500
 • Urban density820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Districts[1]
642,000
Area code(s)314
ISO 3166 codeCN-HE-08
License Plate Prefix冀H
GDP (2016)CNY 14.329 billion
Websitehttp://www.chengde.gov.cn
City tree
Pagoda Tree
City flower
Rugosa Rose
Chengde
Chinese name
Chinese承德
PostalChengte
Literal meaningUpholding Virtue
Receiving Virtue
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinChéngdé
Wade–GilesCh‘êng-tê
Rehe
Traditional Chinese熱河(兒)
Simplified Chinese热河(儿)
PostalJehol
Literal meaningHot River
Transcriptions
Standard Mandarin
Hanyu PinyinRèhé('ér)
Wade–GilesJê-ho(-êrh)
Mongolian name
Mongolian CyrillicХалуун гол
Mongolian scriptᠬᠠᠯᠠᠭᠤᠨ ᠭᠣᠣᠯ
Transcriptions
SASM/GNCKhaluun Gol
Manchu name
Manchu script᠊ᡵᡩᡝᠮᡠ ᠪᡝ ᠠᠯᡳᡥᠠ
AbkaiErdemu Be Aliha

Chengde, formerly known as Jehol and Rehe, is a prefecture-level city in Hebei province, situated northeast of Beijing. It is best known as the site of the Mountain Resort, a vast imperial garden and palace formerly used by the Qing emperors as summer residence.[2] The permanent resident population is approximately 3,473,200 in 2017.