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Harbin

哈尔滨
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
Eik-name(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 locatit 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
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
ProvinceHeilongjiang
Coonty-level diveesions19
Govrenment
 • secretary o a municipal committee o the CPCGai Ruyin 盖如垠 (syne August, 2009)
 • MayorSong Xibin 宋希斌 (syne January, 2012)
Area
 • Sub-provincial ceety53,068 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 ceety10,635,971
 • Density200/km2 (520/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,517,549
 • Urban density2,200/km2 (5,600/sq mi)
 • Metro
5,282,083
 • Metro density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart Time)
Postal code
150000
Aurie code(s)451
License plate prefixes黑A
GDP (2010)CNY 3665.9 billion
 - per capitaCNY 36,961
Ceety flouersSyringa
Wabsteidwww.harbin.gov.cn

Harbin (Cheenese: 哈尔滨; pinyin: Hā'ěrbīn [xɑ́ɻpín]); Manchu leid: Harbin-manchu.png, Harbin; Roushie: Харбин́ Kharbin Aboot this soondlisten ), 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 ceety's municipal aurie haes 5,878,939 indwallers, while the tot population o the sub-provincial ceety is 10,635,971.[1] Harbin serves as a key poleetical, economic, scienteefic, 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 tred the day. In the 1920s, the ceety wis considered Cheenae's fashion caipital as new designs frae Paris an Moscow reached thare first afore arrivin in Shanghai.[2]

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  1. 2010年哈尔滨市第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报(Sixth National Population Census of the People's Republic of China)
  2. "China Briefing Business Guide: Harbin". China-briefing.com. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
  3. "Harbin and Yakutsk will be sister cities". 1sn.ru. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
  4. Published on Mon May 18 10:47:42 BST 2009. "China opens a window on Sunderland – Local". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 2011-03-16.
  5. Plumb, Tierney (2010-06-23). "Fairfax County teams up with Chinese city".