Shunyi District (simplified Chinese: 顺义区; traditional Chinese: 順義區; pinyin: Shùnyì Qū) is an administrative district of Beijing, located outside of the city proper. As of 2014, the population of the district is around 983,000, of which approximately 601,000 have local residency permits. The Beijing Capital International Airport is located in the geographical boundaries of the district, though it is technically under the jurisdiction of Chaoyang district.
Shunyi has large communities of foreign expatriates.
Shunping Highway in Nanfaxin
Location of Shunyi District in Beijing
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,020 km2 (390 sq mi)|
|• Density||620/km2 (1,600/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Shunyi District has an area of 1,020 square kilometres (390 sq mi) and a long-term resident population of approximately 983,000 as of 2013. The district is divided into 5 subdistricts of the city of Shunyi, the Airport subdistrict, and 19 towns. The urban area of Shunyi (2000 Census population 104,952 in Subdistricts) has an area of 19 km2 (7.3 sq mi) and has an estimated urban area population of 190,000. Other important urban areas are Tianzhu/Jichang (55,000 estimated population, Jichang is an exclave of Chaoyang District surrounded by Shunyi District), Houshayu (45,000), Yangzhen (22,000), and Mapo (22,000).
The Tianzhu Development Zone region abutting the airport to the west contains the largest international exhibition centre in China, the New China International Exhibition Center.
The International School of Beijing (ISB) is located in Shunyi District in the region known as the "Beijing Central Villas District" - the area immediately to the south of the new International Exhibition Centre - and more particularly just north of Yosemite Villas. Across the road from ISB is the new campus of the [British School of Beijing]] which moved to this location during the summer of 2009. From west to east, the villas include EuroVillage, River Garden, Le Leman Lake, Capital Paradise, Gahood, Yosemite and Dragon Bay Villa and Rose & Gingko. In addition to having many different housing complexes there are also several small shopping malls nearby including Europlaza, Pinnacle Plaza and Lakeview.
When Beijing Capital International Airport was first built, Shunyi was a subdistrict of Chaoyang. When Shunyi was promoted to full districtship, Chaoyang maintained direct control over the airport, so although the airport is completely surrounded by Shunyi district, it is not administratively in Shunyi; it pays its taxes to the Chaoyang government.
|Name||Chinese (S)||Hanyu Pinyin||Population (2010)||Area (km2)|
|Shengli Subdistrict||胜利街道||Shènglì Jiēdào||34,858||9.00|
|Guangming Subdistrict||光明街道||Guāngmíng Jiēdào||54,731||4.12|
|Shiyuan Subdistrict||石园街道||Shíyuán Jiēdào||48,531||9.60|
|Shuangfeng Subdistrict||双丰街道||Shuāngfēng Jiēdào||22,875||29.49|
|Wangquan Subdistrict||旺泉街道||Wàngquán Jiēdào||44,385||12.81|
|Konggang Subdistrict||空港街道||Kōnggǎng Jiēdào||43,814||26.98|
|Renhe (Town) Area||仁和(镇)地区||Rénhé (Zhèn) Dìqū||49,004||77.00|
|Houshayu (Town) Area||后沙峪(镇)地区||Hòushāyù (Zhèn) Dìqū||40,793||42.60|
|Tianzhu (Town) Area||天竺(镇)地区||Tiānzhú (Zhèn) Dìqū||33,342||42.00|
|Yangzhen Area (Yang Town)||杨镇地区(杨镇)||Yángzhèn Dìqū (Yáng Zhèn)||54,406||96.00|
|Niulanshan (Town) Area||牛栏山(镇)地区||Niúlánshān (Zhèn) Dìqū||35,789||31.40|
|Nanfaxin (Town) Area||南法信(镇)地区||Nánfǎxìn (Zhèn) Dìqū||26,153||20.60|
|Mapo (Town) Area||马坡(镇)地区||Mǎpō (Zhèn) Dìqū||10,850||35.00|
|Gaoliying Town||高丽营镇||Gāolí Zhèn||44,461||61.10|
|Liqiao Town||李桥镇||Lǐqiáo Zhèn||69,830||75.00|
|Lisui Town||李遂镇||Lǐsuì Zhèn||20,046||40.50|
|Nancai Town||南彩镇||Náncǎi Zhèn||50,639||57.60|
|Beiwu Town||北务镇||Běiwù Zhèn||11,413||32.00|
|Dasungezhuang Town||大孙各庄镇||Dàsūngèzhuāng Zhèn||24,223||74.30|
|Zhang Town||张镇||Zhāng Zhèn||23,636||54.00|
|Longwantun Town||龙湾屯镇||Lóngwāntún Zhèn||15,457||56.60|
|Mulin Town||木林镇||Mùlín Zhèn||33,557||83.00|
|Beixiaoying Town||北小营镇||Běixiǎoyíng Zhèn||37,959||55.80|
|Beishicao Town||北石槽镇||Běishícáo Zhèn||15,386||33.50|
|Zhaoquanying Town||赵全营镇||Zhàoquányíng Zhèn||30,482||64.45|
The district is linked to the city proper through a series of arterial roads. The Northern Approach Route of the Airport Expressway passes through Shunyi District. Shunyi district is served by Line 15 of the Beijing Subway.
The urban center of Shunyi is near the north-eastern 6th Ring Road.
Shunyi is currently served by two metro lines operated by Beijing Subway:
Beijing Hyundai Motor Company, a joint-venture with Korean auto manufacturer Hyundai Motor Company and the Beijing Automotive Industry Holding Co.  has its head office and factory in the Linhe Industrial Development Zone (林河工业开发区) in Shunyi District.
Ritchie Bros Auctioneers (Beijing) Co. Ltd. (利氏兄弟拍卖（北京）有限公司), a subsidiary of Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers of Canada, is an investor in the Tianzhu Free Trade Zone and is the first wholly foreign-owned auction company in China.
Public high schools:
International schools located in Shunyi District include: