Tiananmen Square is a large plaza near the center of Beijing, China. It is named after the Tiananmen (Gate of Heavenly Peace) which sits to its north, separating it from the Forbidden City. Outside of China, the square is well known for the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.
The square is 880 metres south to north and 500 metres east to west, a total area of 440,000 square meters. It is the largest open-urban square in the world.