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Location of Harbin Municipality in Heilongjiang Province

Harbin, is the capital city of Heilongjiang, a northeast province of China. In recent years, Harbin is well-known worldwide for Harbin International Ice and Snow Sculpture Festival, Harbin Summer Music Festival and Harbin International Beer Festival.

History[change | change source]

From 1897 to 1902, the Russian Empire built the Chinese Eastern Railway; A concession from Imperial China allowed that; Russia's administration of this railway and the Chinese Eastern Railway Zone - was from Harbin. The settlement founded by the Russian-owned Chinese Eastern Railway, quickly turned into a boomtown, growing into a city within five years. The majority of settlers in Harbin came from southern Ukraine (in the Russian Empire).[1]

Administration[change | change source]

Governing 12 districts and 10 counties, Harbin Municipality has a population of 9,873,743 and 4,754,753 of whom lives in the city proper of Harbin. Administrative divisions as below:

  • Daoli District
  • Nangang District
  • Daowai District
  • Xiangfang District
  • Pingfang District
  • Songbei District
  • Hulan District
  • Acheng District
  • Shuangcheng District
  • Shangzhi
  • Wuchang
  • Yilan County
  • Fangzheng County
  • Bin County
  • Bayan County
  • Mulan County
  • Tonghe County
  • Yanshou County

References[change | change source]

  1. Karlinsky 2013, p. 311.

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