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100 counties, 31 cities

42.71 million inhabitants

145,900 km²

293 inhabitants per km²

Liaoning in northeastern China is the smallest of the three provinces that used to form Manchuria . In the northeast, Liaoning borders on Jilin, in the north on Inner Mongolia, in the west on Hebei, and in the east on North Korea. To its south lies the Bohai Gulf, to the southeast, the Yellow Sea. The coastal length (including islands) is roughly 2900 km.

The province, which is shaped like a horseshoe, can be separated into three regions. In the east, hills stretch from the …

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Schüller, Margot, “Liaoning”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 24 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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