Yanta, Weiyang and Beilin district in Xi'an, capital city of Northwest China's Shaanxi province, recently made it to the top 100 urban districts rated for their high-quality development, according to a list released by CCID Consulting Group.
CCID Consulting Group is a scientific research institute that reports directly to the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology.
Yanta district ranked 16th, while Weiyang and Beilin district ranked 92nd and 96th, respectively.
Located in the southern Xi'an, Yanta district is named after the Big Wild Goose Pagoda -- one of the most famous Buddhist structures in China, first built over a millennium ago. That and other famous scenic spots in the district, which include Shaanxi History Museum and Daxingshan Temple, attract many tourists at home and abroad every year.
Located in the southern part of Xi'an, Yanta district covers a total area of 152 square kilometers. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
In the first half of the year, the district's gross domestic product (GDP) came in at 114.07 billion yuan ($16.7 billion), a year-on-year increase of 4.8 percent.
As the new administration center of Xi'an, Weiyang district covers an area of 264 square kilometers, with 10 sub-districts under its jurisdiction.
Weiyang district is a lush green zone with a beautiful waterscape and landscape. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
Its main economic indicators showed a steady recovery of growth in the first half of the year. Weiyang district’s GDP increased by 0.7 percent during the period, an increase of 10.6 percentage points over the first quarter.
Beilin district is the urban area with the smallest area and the largest population density in Xi'an, as well as a district that integrates commerce, technology, culture and tourism.
Beilin district has a long and rich history, as well as many historical sites, such as Xi'an Beilin Museum and the Small Wild Goose Pagoda. [Photo/Xi'an municipal government's WeChat public account]
For eight consecutive years, it has been rated as the strongest district in terms of its economic and social development in the urban areas of Shaanxi province.