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, city and independent municipality (2010 pop. 19,612,368), capital of the People's Republic of China. It is in central Hebei prov., but constitutes an independent unit (6,564 sq mi/17,000 sq km) administered directly by the national government.
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(P) The name Khanbaliq comes from the Mongolian and Uyghur words khan and balik ("town," "permanent settlement"), so it translates to "City of the Khan".
On the other hand, in terms of the voyage proper, Odoric does treat Khanbaliq as the point of terminus in his itinerary and spends there a significant number of years.
Although church missions had earlier found their way to Mongol courts in Karakorum and Khanbaliq (Beijing), Catholic missionaries followed and at times preceded the exploits and conquests of the Iberians.