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
Prefecture-level city
Chengde Summer Palace
Location of Chengde City jurisdiction in Hebei
Chengde
Location of the city centre in Hebei
Coordinates: 40°58′N 117°56′E / 40.967°N 117.933°E / 40.967; 117.933Coordinates: 40°58′N 117°56′E / 40.967°N 117.933°E / 40.967; 117.933
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHebei
Area
 • Prefecture-level city39,519 km2 (15,258 sq mi)
 • Urban
709 km2 (274 sq mi)
Elevation
327 m (1,073 ft)
Population
 (2016)
 • Prefecture-level city3,473,200
 • Density91/km2 (240/sq mi)
 • Urban
457,300
 • Urban density645/km2 (1,670/sq mi)
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
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.[1] The permanent resident population is approximately 3,473,200 in 2017.