Place Name BEIJING

TYPE: Settlement
OTHER SCRIPTS: 北京 (Chinese)

Meaning & History

From Chinese (běi) meaning "north" and (jīng) meaning "capital city". This is the name of the capital of China.
VARIANT: Peking (English)
OTHER LANGUAGES/CULTURES: Peking (Czech), Peking (Dutch), Pékin (French), Peking (German), Pechino (Italian), Pekin (Japanese), Pequim (Portuguese), Pekín (Spanish)