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Location of Dagang in Tianjin
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The area that was formerly known as Dagang District (simplified Chinese :大港区; traditional Chinese :大港區; pinyin :Dàgǎng Qū; literally as "The Big Port") lies at the southeast of Tianjin municipality area. It had a population of 440,000 and occupied 1,113.83 km2 (430.05 sq mi) in size, with a coast line stretching approximately 25 km (16 mi) on the eastern side.
Established in 1979, Dagang has developed a foundation of petroleum chemistry and hosts Dagang Oilfield within its border. In November 2009 Binhai New Area was consolidated into a district, and the former subordinate districts of Tanggu, Hangu and Dagang were abolished.
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