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Sub-provincial ceety
Frae top: Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Hongbo Square an surroondin, Harbin Xinhua Bookstore, Saunt Sofia Kirk, Harbin Mosque, an the Ji Le Temple


Nickname(s): Ice Ceety, Oriental Paris, Oriental Moscow
Harbin (red) in Heilongjiang province (orange) an Cheenae
Harbin is located in Heilongjiang
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
 • 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)
 • 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)
 • 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
Area code(s) 451
License plate prefixes 黑A
GDP (2010) CNY 3665.9 billion
 - per capita CNY 36,961
Ceety flouers Syringa
Website 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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