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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
Official seal of 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
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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 ceety53068 km2 (20,490 sq mi)
 • Urban
2089 km2 (807 sq mi)
 • Metro
4275 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
Area code(s)451
License plate prefixes黑A
GDP (2010)CNY 3665.9 billion
 - per capitaCNY 36,961
Ceety flouersSyringa
Websitewww.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 weel 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 16 Mairch 2011.
  3. "Harbin and Yakutsk will be sister cities". 1sn.ru. Retrieved 16 Mairch 2011.
  4. Published on Mon May 18 10:47:42 BST 2009. "China opens a window on Sunderland – Local". Sunderland Echo. Retrieved 16 Mairch 2011.
  5. Plumb, Tierney (23 Juin 2010). "Fairfax County teams up with Chinese city".