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172 counties, 33 cities

68.98 million inh.

187,700 km2

368 inh./km2

Hebei province is located at China's northern coast; its territory runs from 36°03' to 42°40' northern latitude and from 113°27' to 119°58' eastern longitude. The capital is Shijiazhuang with about 2.31 million inhabitants in the urban center (2006). Hebei's name ("north of the river") refers to its location north of the Yellow River . The largest part of the province's territory is located in the North China Plain. The Taih…

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Hong, Yang, “Hebei”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 01 March 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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