Dandong (Chinese 丹東 市 / 丹东 市, pinyin Dandong Shì) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern China in Liaoning Province with a population of 2,426,000 (2010). Among the 14 prefecture-level cities of the province Dandong is the eighth largest in terms of population. The city is located in the estuary of the Yalu (Amrokgang) into the Yellow Sea. The river marks the border between China and North Korea. Dandong has a river port in the city center and a new port for ocean-going vessels (Dandong New Port), which is located in Donggang, about 35 kilometers from the city center. In the city buses, machinery, textiles, paper, pulp, silk, rubber and chemical products are made. It is connected by a railway bridge with the North Korean city of Sinuiju. The administrative area of the city covers an area of 15,030.
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