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Jilin Province
Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese 吉林省 (Jílín Shěng)
 • Abbreviation (pinyin: Jí)
Map shawin the location o Jilin Province
Map shawin the location o Jilin Province
Coordinates: 43°42′N 126°12′E / 43.7°N 126.2°E / 43.7; 126.2Coordinates: 43°42′N 126°12′E / 43.7°N 126.2°E / 43.7; 126.2
Named for frae girin ula, a Manchu phrase meanin "alang the river"
(an lairgest ceety)
Divisions 9 prefecturs, 60 coonties, 1006 tounships
 • Secretar Wang Rulin
 • Govrenor Bayanqolu
 • Total 187,400 km2 (72,400 sq mi)
Aurie rank 13th
Population (2010)[2]
 • Tot 27,462,297
 • Rank 21st
 • Density 150/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Density rank 23rd
 • Ethnic composeetion Han - 91%
Korean - 4%
Manchu - 4%
Mongol - 0.6%
Hui - 0.5%
 • Leids an dialects Northeastren Mandarin, Hamgyŏng Korean
ISO 3166 code CN-22
GDP (2011) CNY 1053.1 billion
US$ 167.1 billion (22nt)
 • per capita CNY 31,599
US$ 4,668 (11t)
HDI (2008) 0.815 (high) (9th)
Wabsteid http://www.jl.gov.cn
(Simplified Chinese)

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.[3] The leeteral meanin o the Cheenese characters for "Jilin" is "auspicious forest".

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  1. "Doing Business in China - Survey". Ministry Of Commerce - People's Republic Of China. Retrieved 5 August 2013. 
  2. "Communiqué of the National Bureau of Statistics of People's Republic of China on Major Figures of the 2010 Population Census [1] (No. 2)". National Bureau of Statistics of China. 29 April 2011. Retrieved 4 August 2013. 
  3. (in Cheenese) Origin of the Names of China's Provinces, People's Daily Online.

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