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Heilongjiang Province

黑龙江省
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese黑龙江省 (Hēilóngjiāng Shěng)
 • Abbreviation黑 (pinyin: Hēi)
Map shawin the location o Heilongjiang Province
Map shawin the location o Heilongjiang Province
Named for黑 hēi—black
龙 lóng—dragon
江 jiāng—river
"Amur River"
Caipital
(an lairgest ceety)
Harbin
Divisions13 prefecturs, 1 coonties, 1284 tounships
Govrenment
 • SecretarJi Bingxuan (吉炳轩)
 • GovrenorWang Xiankui (王宪魁)
Area
 • Total460,000 km2 (180,000 sq mi)
Aurie rank6t
Population
 (2010)
 • Tot38,312,224
 • Rank15t
 • Density83/km2 (220/sq mi)
 • Density rank28t
Demographics
 • Ethnic composeetionHan: 95%
Manchu: 3%
Korean: 1%
Mongols: 0.4%
Hui: 0.3%
ISO 3166 codeCN-23
GDP (2010)CNY 1.02 trillion
US$ 151.2 billion (16t)
 • per capitaCNY 27,076
US$ 4,000 (16t)
HDI (2008)0.808 (high) (11t)
Wabsteidwww.hlj.gov.cn
(Simplifeed Cheenese)

Aboot this soondHeilongjiang  (simplifeed Cheenese: 黑龙江省; traditeeonal Cheenese: 黑龍江省; pinyin: Hēilóngjiāng Shěng; Postal cairt spelling: Heilungkiang) is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra. "Heilongjiang" literally means Black Dragon River, which is the Cheenese name for the Amur. The ane-character abbreviation is 黑 (pinyin: Hēi). The Manchu name o the region is Sahaliyan ula ᠰᠠᡥᠠᠯᡳᠶᠠᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ (literally, "Black River"), frae which the name o Sakhalin is derivit, an the Mongolian name accordingly is Qaramörin.

The Amur River marks the mairch atween the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae an Roushie tae the north. Heilongjiang contains Cheenae's northmaist pynt (in Mohe Coonty alang the Amur) an eastmaist pynt (at the junction o the Amur an Ussuri Rivers).

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