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Changping District formerly Changping County (昌平县), is situated in the suburbs of northwest Beijing
Beijing
Beijing , also known as Peking , is the capital of the People's Republic of China and one of the most populous cities in the world, with a population of 19,612,368 as of 2010. The city is the country's political, cultural, and educational center, and home to the headquarters for most of China's...

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Changping District, covering an area of 1,430 square kilometers, has 2 subdistricts of the city of Changping and 15 towns (5 of which are suburbs of the city proper of Beijing) with total population of 614,821 (2000 Census). About 34 kilometers from the city center, Changping is renowned for its numerous scenic spots and tourist facilities, like Datangshan
Datangshan
Datangshan is the name of a hill in the Changping District of Beijing, China. It is the site of China's largest aviation museum, the China Aviation Museum....

 museum. It is rich in natural resources, mineral products and rural products.

The urban area of Changping (116 961 in street committee) has an area measured from the Google Earth image of 16 square kilometers and an estimated population of 130,000. Other major urban areas are Nankou (70,000) and Yangfang (40,000).http://harrysworldatlas.blogspot.com/2007/02/china-cn-beijing-metropolitan-province.html

The Ming Dynasty Tombs
Ming Dynasty Tombs
The Ming Dynasty Tombs are located some 51.35 kilometers due north of central Beijing, within the suburban Changping District of Beijing municipality...

 are located in Changping District

Also Located here is the 2008 Olympic Triathlon course.

One of the three towns located in Changping is Xiaotangshan
Xiaotangshan
Xiaotangshan is a small town in the Changping District of Beijing in the People's Republic of China. It is the location of the Xiaotangshan Modern Agricultural Science Demonstration Park- the largest modern agricultural park in China...

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Qincheng Prison
Qincheng Prison
Qincheng Prison is a maximum-security prison located in the Changping District, Beijing in the People's Republic of China, near Xiaotangshan...

 of the Ministry of Public Security
Ministry of Public Security of the People's Republic of China
The Ministry of Public Security , is the principal police and security authority of the mainland of the People's Republic of China and the government agency that exercises oversight over and is ultimately responsible for day-to-day law enforcement...

is located in the district, near Xiaotangshan.