is short for Hebei Province. It lies in the southern part
in China, 190 thousand square kilometers in area, and
with a population is 62.5 million.
Hebei located in the northern part
of Huabei Plain, and in the southeastern part of Nei Menggu
Plateau. In the southeastern part of Hebei, there are
plains. They occupy 40 percent in area, with plateaus
and hilly lands occupy 60 percent. They are mainly formed
by Zhangbei Plateau, Jibei Hilly land and Jixi Hilly land.
Bohai is to the East of Hebei. The rivers here belong
to the Hai River.
Amongst the lakes, Baiyangdian is the
largest. It has a semi-dry continental monsoon climate
in temperate zone.
It abounds in mineral resources, there
are coal, petroleum, iron, lime stone, asbestos, phosphorus,
vanadium, platinum and lead. And the reserves of them
are the most abundant in China. The grain crops in Hebei
are wheat, corn, Chinese sorghum and cereals. The output
of wheat, cotton, iron and steel, coal, petroleum and
textile goods is in the important place in China. And
also, there are electric power, machinery, chemical industry
and building materials. The communications here are very
convenient. Mainly, there is railway.
Also, there is highway, water transport
and aviation. Qinhuangdao is the important port of the
ocean shipping. The development of piping petroleum is
at a high speed.
In Hebei, the history cultural resources
is abound. There are some beautiful hills and waters.
The places of interest are Chengde Summer Resort Manor,
Waiba Temple, Qinhuangdao, Beidaihe, Laishui Yesanpo,
Cangyan Mountain in Jingjing and so on. The traditional
specialties are Zhangbei mushroom, Hebei pears, Xuanhua
grapes, Shenzhou honey peaches, Tangshan pottery and Zhuzhou