The latest edition of the Encyclopedia of Beijing, the world's largest municipal encyclopedia, was published recently in Beijing.
Compiled by more than 3,000 people over a period of 5 years, the new edition consists of 20 volumes with more than 17 million words and over 10,000 items and illustrations.
"It is unprecedented as a regional encyclopedia," Jin Changzheng, deputy editor-in-chief of the Encyclopedia of China, said in a press release Tuesday.
Launched by the Beijing municipal government, the new edition is made up of eight parts, covering Beijing's history, geography, districts, politics and society, economy, science, education, culture, health and tourist sites.
The Encyclopedia of Beijing was first published 11 years ago.