Shijiazhuang is located
in Hebei Province. It is the provincial capital. Also it is one
of the most important hubs of the railway and the chief base of
the textile industry. It is 3.3 thousand square kilometers in
area. The population is 2.9 million.
In the west of Shijiazhuang is the hilly country
of Taihang Mountain. This part occupied forty percent of the area.
In the east, is Hutuo River Plain. The part occupied sixty percent.
Shijiazhuang has a monsoon climate of semi-moist in warm temperate
zone. The annual average temperature is 12.9 degree Celsius.
Ihe annual precipitation is 550mm. And the
Blackfrost period can last 220 days. The west mountain area, abounds
in mineral resources. Mainly, there are coal, iron, lime, marble,
spar and asbestos.
Light industries are is major industries. Textile,
chemical industry and engineering industry are the three important
ones. In China, the output of cotton and cotton yarn are in the
first place. Pharmacy and petroleum process are the most important
parts in chemical industry. The medicine output value also is
one of the bases of supplying high quality cooking coal refining.
In agriculture, there is wheat, corn, cotton, meat and fruits.
The railway and the highway system here are both well developed.
Cangyan Mountain is one of the places of interest
in China. And there are some other famous places too. Such as
Fuqing Temple, Zhengding ancient city, Longxing Temple, Hua Tower
and so on. Here, the traditional specialties are braised chicken
and Fenzhou cooking wine.