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Harbin
哈尔滨
Sub-provincial ceety
哈尔滨市
Frae top: Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Hongbo Square an surroondin, Harbin Xinhua Bookstore, Saunt Sofia Kirk, Harbin Mosque, an the Ji Le Temple
Frae top: Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Hongbo Square an surroondin, Harbin Xinhua Bookstore, Saunt Sofia Kirk, Harbin Mosque, an the Ji Le Temple
Banner o Harbin
Banner
Offeecial seal o Harbin
Seal
Nickname(s): Ice Ceety, Oriental Paris, Oriental Moscow
Harbin (red) in Heilongjiang province (orange) an Cheenae
Harbin (red) in Heilongjiang province (orange) an Cheenae
Harbin is located in Heilongjiang
Harbin
Harbin
Location in Heilongjiang
Coordinates: 45°45′N 126°38′E / 45.750°N 126.633°E / 45.750; 126.633Coordinates: 45°45′N 126°38′E / 45.750°N 126.633°E / 45.750; 126.633
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Heilongjiang
Coonty-level diveesions 19
Govrenment
 • secretary o a municipal committee o the CPC Gai Ruyin 盖如垠 (syne August, 2009)
 • Mayor Song Xibin 宋希斌 (syne January, 2012)
Aurie
 • Sub-provincial ceety 53,068 km2 (20,490 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,089 km2 (807 sq mi)
 • Metro 4,275 km2 (1,651 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (488 ft)
Population
 • Sub-provincial ceety 10,635,971
 • Density 200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,517,549
 • Urban density 2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Metro 5,282,083
 • Metro density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zone Cheenae Staundart Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 150000
Aurie code(s) 451
License plate prefixes 黑A
GDP (2010) CNY 3665.9 billion
 - per capita CNY 36,961
Ceety flouers Syringa
Wabsteid www.harbin.gov.cn

Harbin (Cheenese: 哈尔滨; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn [xɑ́ɻpín]); Manchu leid: Harbin-manchu.png, Harbin; Roushie: Харбин́ Kharbin Aboot this soond listen ), is the caipital an lairgest ceety o Heilongjiang Province in Northeast Cheenae, as well as the tent maist populatit ceety in the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. Accordin tae the 2010 Cheenae census data, the city's municipal aurie haes 5,878,939 inhabitants, while the total population o the sub-provincial ceety is 10,635,971.[1] Harbin serves as a key poleetical, economic, scientific, cultural an communications hub in Northeast Cheenae.

Harbin is oreeginally a Manchu wird meanin "a place for dryin fishin nets." It is kent for its bitterly cauld winters an is aften cried the "Ice Ceety." Lyin on the soothren bank o the Songhua River, Harbin is well kent for its bonnie ice sculpturs in winter an its Roushie legacy an still plays an important pairt in Sino-Roushie trade the day. In the 1920s, the ceety wis considered Cheenae's fashion caipital as new designs frae Paris an Moscow reached there first afore arrivin in Shanghai.[2]

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