Xicheng District ( simplified Chinese: ; ? traditional Chinese: ; ? pinyin: ; literally: 'West City District') is a district of Beijing. Xicheng District spans 32 square kilometres (12 sq mi), making it the largest portion of the old city (inside the 2nd Ring Road), and has 706,691 inhabitants (2000 Census). Its postal code is 100032. Xicheng is subdivided into 15 subdistricts of the city proper of Beijing. The former Xuanwu District was merged into Xicheng on July 2010.
Xidan commercial district, Beijing Financial Street (Jinrongjie), Beihai Park, Jingshan Park, Shichahai and Zhongnanhai are within its jurisdiction. The popular Houhai bar area is also in Xicheng Precinct. Before the communist liberation of modern china, most royalties and aristocrats resided in the precinct. The oldest Catholic church in Beijing, the Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception is located in Xicheng.
Satellite image of Xicheng District. (1967-09-20)
There are 15
subdistricts in the district: 
Chinese ( S)
Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010)
 Area (km 2)
Jinrong Street Subdistrict
J?nróngji? Ji?dào 67,888
West Chang'an Avenue Subdistrict
X?cháng'?nji? Ji?dào 51,477
X?nji?k?u Ji?dào 95,497
Yuètán Ji?dào 116,543
Zhanlan Road Subdistrict
Zh?nl?nlù Ji?dào 130,925
Déshèng Ji?dào 116,768
Shénsh?h?i Ji?dào 95,433
Dashilan Subdistrict 
Dàshilànr Ji?dào  36,997
Ti?nqiáo Ji?dào 46,385
Ch?n shù Ji?dào 30,547
Táorán tíng Ji?dào 43,455
Gu?ng'?nménnèi Ji?dào 73,692
Niúji? Ji?dào 51,877
Báizh?f?ng Ji?dào 95,737
Gu?ng'?nménwài Ji?dào 179,536
Economy COSCO has its headquarters in the Ocean Plaza building in Xicheng.  The  Xinhua News Agency has its headquarters in the Dacheng Plaza (? Dàchéng Dàshà) in Xicheng. 
Bank of China,  China Construction Bank, the  State Grid Corporation of China, and  Taikang Life Insurance also have their headquarters in Xicheng. 
Chinese Ministry of Education is headquartered in Xidan, Xicheng District. 
Chinese Academy of Sciences is headquartered in Xicheng District. 
China Food and Drug Administration is headquartered in Xicheng District. 
The Office of the
Government of the HKSAR in Beijing is in Xicheng District. 
Important areas in Xicheng District
Xicheng is served by seven metro lines of the
Line 1 - Muxidi, Nanlishilu, Fuxingmen , 2 Xidan , 4 Tian'anmen West
Line 2 - Guloudajie , 8 Jishuitan, Xizhimen 4 , 14 Chegongzhuang , 6 Fuchengmen, Fuxingmen , 1 Changchunjie, Xuanwumen , 4 Hepingmen
Line 4 - Xizhimen 2 , 13 Xinjiekou, Ping'anli , 6 Xisi, Lingjing Hutong, Xidan , 1 Xuanwumen , 2 Caishikou , 7 Taoranting
Line 6 - Chegongzhuang West, Chegongzhuang , 2 Ping'anli , 4 Beihai North
Line 7 - Wanzi, Daguanying, Guang'anmennei, Caishikou , 4 Hufangqiao
Line 8 - Guloudajie 2 Line 13 - Xizhimen 2 4
Xicheng was served by one commuter line operated by
Beijing Suburban Railway (BCR). Note that the Beijing North railway station is under renovation and line S2 not stopped there now. It may be open again at the end of 2019.
Primary and secondary schools The High School Affiliated to Beijing Normal University is in Xicheng; it was located in Xuanwu District before Xicheng absorbed Xuanwu.  Beijing No.4 High School is also in Xicheng District.
One school in
Niujie, the Beijing Xuanwu Huimin Elementary School (S: , P: B?ij?ng Shì Xu?nw? Huímín Xi?oxué), serves the Hui people living in the area. It used to be in Xuanwu District. 
The Beijing Municipal Commission of Education (
simplified Chinese: ; traditional Chinese: ; pinyin: ), the local education authority, used to be headquartered in Xicheng District.  
Central Conservatory of Music is based in Xicheng, near Fuxingmen and Changchunjie stations.
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