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Jilin Province
Cheenese : 吉林省
Jílín Shěng
Abbreviations:   (pinyin: )
Jilin is heichlichtit on this map
Oreegin o name frae girin ula, a Manchu phrase meanin "alang the river"
Admeenistration type Province
(an lairgest ceety)
CPC Ctte Secretary Wang Rulin
Governor Bayanqolu
Aurie 187,400 km2 (72,400 sq mi) (13th)
 - Latitude 40° 52' to 46° 18' N
 - Longitude 121° 38' to 131° 19' E
Population (2010)
 - Density
27,462,297 (21st)
145/km2 (380/sq mi) (23rd)
GDP (2011)
 - per caipita
CNY 1053.1 billion
US$ 167.1 billion (22nt)
CNY 31,599
US$ 4,668 (11t)
HDI (2008) 0.815 (high) (9th)
Ethnic composition Han - 91%
Korean - 4%
Manchu - 4%
Mongol - 0.6%
Hui - 0.5%
Leids an dialects Northeastren Mandarin, Hamgyŏng Korean
Prefectural level 9 diveesions
Coonty level 60 diveesions
Tounship level* 1006 diveesions
ISO 3166-2 CN-22
Offeecial wabsteid
(Simplified Chinese)
Source for population and GDP data:
《中国统计年鉴—2005》 China Statistical Yearbook 2005
ISBN 7503747382
Source for nationalities data:
《2000年人口普查中国民族人口资料》 Tabulation on nationalities of 2000 population census of China
ISBN 7105054255
*As at December 31, 2004
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Jilin (Cheenese: 吉林; pinyin: Jílín; Wade–Giles: Chi-lin, IPA: [tɕǐlǐn] ( listen); Postal map spellin: Kirin), is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra. The name wis transliteratit tae Kirin afore staundartisation tae pinyin.

The name "Jilin" probably oreeginates frae Girin ula ᡤᡳ᠍ᡵᡳ᠌ᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ, a Manchu term meanin "alang the river"; this wis transcribed intae Jilin wula (T: 吉林烏拉 / S: 吉林乌拉) in Cheenese, then shortened tae Jilin.[1] The leeteral meanin o the Cheenese characters for "Jilin" is "auspicious forest".

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