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[chœng-dœ] /ˈtʃœŋˈdœ/
noun, Pinyin.
a city in NE Hebei province, in NE China: former summer residence of the Manchu emperors.
Also, Older Spelling, Chengteh
[chuhng-duh] /ˈtʃʌŋˈdʌ/ (Show IPA)
Formerly Jehol. Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for Chengde


a city in NE China, in Hebei on the Luan River: summer residence of the Manchu emperors. Pop: 470 000 (2005 est)
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Encyclopedia Article for Chengde

city in northern Hebei sheng (province), China. The city is situated in the mountains separating the North China Plain from the plateaus of Inner Mongolia, approximately 110 miles (180 km) northeast of Beijing, on the Re River (Re He; "Hot River"), a small tributary of the Luan River. The Re River, so called because of the various hot springs that discharge into it above Chengde, gave its name to the city and to the province of which the city was the capital. Pop. (2002 est.) 329,970.

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