Dalian (大连)


Dalian is a tier 2 city located within Liaoning Province in Northeast China.

In China's administrative hierarchy, Dalian is classified as a "Sub-provincial City", meaning it enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than other prefecture-level cities governed under Liaoning province control.

Map of Dalian

Dalian in Chinese

The official name of Dalian in simplified Chinese characters and pinyin is:


In Chinese it is common to add the character for "City" (市) to the name. In such case Dalian would be written:

Dàlián shì

Dalian Development Zones

Free Trade Zones in Dalian

Since the establishment of the Liaoning Free Trade Zone in 2017, the following sections within Dalian have been designated as free trade zones:

  • Dalian Area

High Tech Zones in Dalian

The following high tech zones are located in Dalian:

  • Dalian High-Tech Industrial Zone (大连高新技术产业园区)
       - website: dlhitech.gov.cn
       - focus industries: Software

Special Economic Zone in Dalian

Dalian Open Coastal City (大连沿海开放城市):

  • In 1984 Dalian was designated as an "Open Coastal City" - a type of special economic zone in China.

Dalian Transportation

Airports in Dalian

Dalian is served by the following airports:

  • Dalian Zhoushuizi International Airport (IATA: DLC | ICAO: ZYTL)
  • Changhai Airport (IATA: CNI | ICAO: ZYCH)

Dalian Metro

The city of Dalian's metro system commenced operation on 8 November 2002.

Dalian Companies

High-profile Dalian Companies

The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Dalian:

  • 大连万达集团股份有限公司 | Dalian Wanda Group Co., Ltd.
  • 中升(大连)集团有限公司 | Zhongsheng (Dalian) Group Co., Ltd.
  • 福佳集团有限公司 | Fu Jia Group Co., Ltd.
  • 东北特殊钢集团股份有限公司 | Northeast Special Steel Group Co., Ltd.
  • 大连冰山集团有限公司 | Dalian Bingshan Group Co., Ltd.
  • 大连西太平洋石油化工有限公司 | Dalian West Pacific Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
  • 大商股份有限公司 | Dashang co., ltd.
  • 国电电力发展股份有限公司 | Guodian Power Development Co., Ltd.
  • 环嘉集团有限公司 | Huanjia Group Co., Ltd.
  • 广汇汽车服务集团股份公司 | Guanghui Automobile Service Group Co., Ltd.
  • 恒力石化股份有限公司 | Hengli Petrochemical Co., Ltd.

N.B. English names provided are based on automated translations and may not be consistent with those used by the companies

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