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Tianjin is a large city located in North Eastern China. It is one of only four municipalities that have province level status in China. Its urban area is along the Hai He River and its ports are on the Bohai Gulf in the Indian Ocean. It has a large manufacturing sector and is one China’s most important economic regions. The main industries include oil and gas, auto manufacturing, metalworking and textiles. The agricultural sector is also quite large with major crops being heat, rice and maize.
Tianjin has a rich history especially in the 19th and early 20th century. This marked a period where concessions granted by the Emperor of China allowed Britain, France, Belgium, Austria, Germany, Russia and others to build self contained areas in Tianjin. Remnants of this are evidenced in the old architecture that one can see in Tianjin.
The population of Tianjin is currently estimated to be about 12 million. Trhe majority of the population are Han Chinese while minorities include the Hui, Manchus, Mongols and Koreans. The main language in use is the Tianjin dialect of Chinese Mandarin.
The weather in Tianjin can get very cold during winter as a result of cold winds that blow from Siberia. Summers are hot and humid and sand storms from the Gobi Desert can occur a few times during spring.
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The city of Tianjin has a host of excellent festivals and seasonal events all through the year. The most popular is the Dragon Boat Festival. It is an annual event and is celebrated in most of China. This festival is regarded one of the lunar calendar's most important events. The Local people look for the nearest waterways to see races conducted dragon boats adorned with bright colours.
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Direct flights to Tanjing from Australian cities are not currently available. However, a number of airlines operate scheduled direct flights to Beijing Capital which is only about 130 kilometres from The city of Tianjin. The main airlines include Air New Zealand, Air China, and Philippine Airlines. Sydney and Melbourne are the major departure airports. The average direct flight time from Sydney to Beijing is 11 hours. One can drive to Tianjin in about two hours.