Location: geographical center of China
Territory: 10,108 square kilometers
Population: 8.6275 million
Capital city of Shaanxi province
Enjoys a temperate climate and four distinct seasons
City’s history spans 3,100 years; Capital of 13 dynasties for 1,100 years
The city of Xi'an is the cradle of Chinese civilization and the starting point of the Silk Road.
It is one of the four civilized ancient capitals in the world and the earliest to open up to the rest of the world, and the first city in the history of human civilization to reach one million in population.
Xi'an is the largest central city in the Chinese section of the New Eurasia Continental Railway Bridge, and the bridgehead of China’s Western Development Program.
It is an important base for China’s scientific research, higher education, national defense related industry and hi-tech industries.
The city is a renowned international tourist destination. Most notable places such as the Terracotta Warriors and Horses, the City Wall, the Dayan Pagoda, the Shaanxi History Museum and Huashan Mountain attract nearly 70 million domestic and foreign tourists each year.
GDP of Xi'an in 2015: 547.48 billion RMB, an increase of 9.9 percent;
Actual utilized foreign capital: 4.008 billion USD;
Actual introduced domestic capital: 120.12 billion RMB;
Total import & export value: 189.57 billion RMB.
Important international metropolis planned by state government
In the Guanzhong-Tianshui Economic Zone Development Plan, promulgated by the State Council in 2009, Xi'an was identified as the third "international metropolis" after Beijing and Shanghai.
By 2020, the urban population of Xi'an is expected to be more than 10 million, and the main urban area is expected to encompass 800 km2. Xi'an will be built into China's premiere R&D center, regional trade logistics and exhibition center, regional financial center, world-class tourist destination, hi-tech industries base, and advanced manufacturing base.