(Enorth.com.cn)Located at latitude 38°34′N-40°15′N and longitude 116°43′E-118°04′E, Tianjin belongs to the 8th eastern international time zone. Tianjin lies on the northeast of North China Plain and the lower reaches of Haihe River Basin. On its east is Bohai Sea; north, Yanshan Mountain; and west, Beijing. In Tianjin, five major branches of Haihe River-South Canal, Ziya River, Daqing River, Yongding River, and North Canal-converge and flow into the sea. The city of Tianjin is well-know for its abundance in rivers and closeness to the sea.
Tianjin enjoys unique advantages for its geological location. At the center of Bihai-rim Economic Circle on the west coast of Pacific Ocean, backing onto Northwest, Northeast and North China, facing Northeast Asia, Tianjin serves as an important channel for over a dozen provinces or regions in the north of China to communicate with foreign countries. It is also the largest port city in the north of China. Only 120 kilometers away from Beijing, Tianjin is an important neighbor and guard of the capital of China.