Tiananmen Square

public square in Beijing, China

39°54′12″N 116°23′30″E / 39.90333°N 116.39167°E / 39.90333; 116.39167

Tian'anmen Square

Tian'anmen Square (Tian'anmen Guangchang) is a large plaza near the center of Beijing, China. It is named after the Tian'anmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City (Zijincheng). Outside of China, the square is well known for the Tian'anmen Square protests of 1989.

The square is 880 meters south to north and 500 meters east to west, a total area of 440,000 square meters. It is the largest open-urban square in the world.[source?]

Tiananmen Square protest


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