lies in the southeast of Heilongjiang province. It has an area
of 50 thousand square kilometers and a population of 2.83 million.
The topography of Mudanjiang is varied. The northeastern part is flat, the central part is a basin, and the rest are mountains.
Mudanjiang has a temperate monsoon climate with an annual average temperature of 3.5oC
and 126 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 550 millimeters.
Mudanjiang is rich in forest resource. Mineral deposits include coal, gold, graphite, titanium, iron, crystal, mica, dolomite, and phosphorus.
Industries include petrochemicals, machinery, construction material, power, metal making, electronics, coal, gold, textiles, and food processing. The rubber production capability is prominent in China.
Mudanjiang is also noted for its timber production and paper making.
The chief farm products include wheat, rice, corns, soya beans, beet and fresh water fish. Mudanjiang is one of China's major beet growing regions.
Rail and road transportation facilities in Mudanjiang are developed.
There are flights from Mudanjiang to Beijing, Harbin, and Shanghai. The region's premier tourist attractions include the Jingbo Lake, the Longquanfu and the Ningguta ancient city ruins, the Canglu Nature Reserve, and the Yueya Lake Nature Reserve. The famous local products and specialties are ginseng, pilose antler, fungus, mushrooms, and pine nuts.