Beijing, sometimes romanized as Peking
, is a Municipality and the capital of the People´s Republic of
and one of the most populous cities/Municipality in the world. The population as of 2013 was 21,150,000. The metropolis, located in
, is governed as a direct-controlled municipality under the national government, with 14 urban and suburban districts and two rural counties.
is surrounded by
with the exception of neighboring
to the southeast