Provinces | Jilin Province

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jilin
Chinese namejilin
Population27,300,000
Area187,400
CapitalChangchun
Main Industriesagriculture, petrochemicals
GDP19,358
Foreign Trade7,914
Ethnic minorities9%
Urbanization53%
Inner Mongolia Xinjiang Heilongjiang Jilin Gansu Liaoning Ningxia Qinghai Tibet Hebei Yunnan Shandong Sichuan Guangxi Shanxi Hainan Shaanxi Guangdong Chongqing Fujian Henan Guizhou Zhejiang Hunan Jiangsu Hubei Shanghai Jiangxi Beijing Anhui Tianjin

The long border with North Korea to the South East has many mountains and forests. To the North West Jilin Province merges into the north China plain and Mongolia. The northerly location brings long cold winters and it boasts some ski resorts.

On 26th November 1950 over 250,000 Chinese troops (People's Volunteers) crossed the Yalu River to defend North Korea from the U.N. forces in South Korea.

See also :
Provincial information for Jilin
China sage map of Jilin

Copper mine, Jilin
Tunghua Copper Mine, Jilin, 1975


Here are some historic photographs of Jilin, click on the thumbnail to see the photograph in full


Changchun
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Changbai Mountains
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Lorry Factory
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Changbai Mountains
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Oroqen people
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Ginseng Research
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