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128 counties, 30 cities

38.23 million inhabitants

453,900 km2

84 inhabitants/km2

Heilongjiang is China's sixth largest province. As a northeast border province, it shares a 3000 km border with the Russian Federation (Russia). The most northern point of China's territory is located in Heilongjiang, at 53°32' N latitude. The entire northern border is demarcated by the Amur (Heilong Jiang), the largest river of the province. Part of the eastern border runs along the Ussuri (Wusuli Jiang). The third large river is the Son…

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Christoffersen, Gaye, “Heilongjiang”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 28 November 2023 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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