Hebei Province Overview
Hebei Province, abbreviated as Ji in Chinese, is located on the north of Huabei Plain. It covers an area of over 190,000 square kilometers, and has a population of 68.65 million. The capital city of Hebei Province is Shijiazhuang.
Hebei Province Geography: The terrain of Hebei Province decends from northwest to southeast, intersected by basins and low hills. Major mountains in Hebei are Mount Yan Shan and Mount Taihang Shan. Major rivers are Hai River and Luan River.
Hebei Province Climate: Hebei enjoys a warm temperate semi-humid and semi-arid continental monsoon climate, characterized withdistinctive seasonal difference. With an annual rainfall of 400 ~ 750mm, the average annual temperature is between 3 ~ 15 ℃, and -16 ~ -3℃ in January and 20 ~ 27℃ in July.
Hebei Province Agriculture: Hebei is one of the most important production base of wheat and it also leads grain, oil and cotton producing in China. Fruit planting, vegetable planting and animal husbandry are also well developed in this province.
Hebei Province Industry: Hebei is an important producing base of coal steel and textile industries. The outputs of coal, raw oil, electricty, steel iron all take the lead in China.
Tourist Resources of Hebei Province: Hebei is famous for its rich tourism resources. The mountain resort and outlying temples and the imperial tombs of Qing Dynasty are included in the list of World Heritage Sites by UNESCO. Beidaihe is a well-know summer resort in north China. The starting point of the Great Wall, the Shanhaiguan Pass is also in this province. Other attractions are: Zhaozhou Bridge, Longxing Temple, Luxian Temple, Xaingtangshan Grottoes and Baiyang Dian Lake.