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2004/10/27

Hebei Province: Called "Ji" for short, Hebei is located north of the lower reaches of the Yellow River in north China. It covers 190,000 square km, with a population of 67.44 million. Shijiazhuang is the provincial capital.

Shanxi Province: Called "Jin" for short, Shanxi is located west of the Taihang Mountains in north China. It covers 150,000 square km, with a population of 32.97 million. Taiyuan is the provincial capital.

Liaoning Province: Called "Liao" for short, Liaoning is located in the southern part of northeast China and faces the Yellow Sea and Bohai Sea on the south. It covers 150,000 square km, with a population of 42.38 million. Shenyang is the provincial capital.

Jilin Province: Called "Ji" for short, Jilin is located is the east of northeast China. It covers 180,000 square km, with a population of 27.28 million. Changchun is the provincial capital.

Heilongjiang Province: Called "Hei" for short, Heilongjiang is located in the northernmost part of northeast China. It covers 460,000 square km, with a population of 36.89 million. Harbin is the provincial capital.

Jiangsu Province: Called "Su" for short, Jiangsu is located on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the Huaihe River along the coast of the Yellow Sea. It covers 100,000 square km, with a population of 74.38 million. Nanjing is the provincial capital.

Zhejiang Province: Called "Zhe" for short, Zhejiang is located in the central part of east China along the coast of the East China Sea. It covers 100,000 square km, with a population of 46.77 million. Hangzhou is the provincial capital.

Anhui Province: Called "Wan" for short, Anhui is located in the northwest of east China, with both the Yangtze River and Huaihe River crossing it. It covers 130,000 square km, with a population of 59.86 million. Hefei is the provincial capital.

Fujian Province: Called "Min" for short, Fujian is located on the southeastern coast of China. It covers 120,000 square km, with a population of 34.71 million. Fuzhou is the provincial capital.

Jiangxi Province: Called "Gan" for short, Jiangxi is located south of the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It covers 160,000 square km, with a population of 41.4 million. Nanchang is the provincial capital.

Shandong Province: Called "Lu" for short, Shandong is located on the lower reaches of the Yellow River, bordering the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea. It covers 150,000 square km, with a population of 90.79 million. Jinan is the provincial capital.

Henan Province: Called "Yu" for short, Henan, which formed the major part of the Central Plains in ancient China, is located on the middle and lower reaches of the Yellow River. It covers 160,000 square km, with a population of 92.56 million. Zhengzhou is the provincial capital.

Hubei Province: Called "E" for short, Hubei is located north of Dongting Lake on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. It covers 180,000 square km, with a population of 60.28 million. Wuhan is the provincial capital.

Hunan Province: Called "Xiang" for short, Hunan is located south of Dongting Lake on the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. It covers 210,000 square km, with a population of 64.4 million. Changsha is the provincial capital.

Guangdong Province: Called "Yue" for short, Guangdong is located south of Nanling Mountain along the coast of the South China Sea. It covers 180,000 square km, with a population of 86.42 million. Guangzhou is the provincial capital.

Hainan Province: Called "Qiong" for short, Hainan is located off the southern coast of China and faces Guangdong across the Qiongzhou Strait. Encompassing the Hainan Island, the Xisha Islands, the Nansha Islands and the Zhongsha Islands, it covers 34,000 square km, with a population of 7.87 million. Haikou is the provincial capital.

Sichuan Province: Called "Chuan" for short, Sichuan is located on the upper reaches of the Yangtze River in the southwest of China. It covers 480,000 square km, with a population of 83.29 million. Chendu is the provincial capital.

Guizhou Province: Called "Qian" for short, Guizhou is located in the east of the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It covers 170,000 square km, with a population of 35.25 million. Guiyang is the provincial capital.

Yunnan Province: Called "Dian" for short, Yunnan is located on the southern frontier of China. It covers 380,000 square km, with a population of 42.88 million. Kunming is the provincial capital.

Shaanxi Province: Called "Shaan" for short, Shaanxi is located on the middle reaches of the Yellow River. It covers 190,000 square km, with a population of 36.05 million. Xi'an is the provincial capital.

Gansu Province: Called "Gan" for short, Gansu is located on the middle reaches of the Yellow River. It covers 390,000 square km, with a population of 25.62 million. Lanzhou is the provincial capital.

Qinghai Province: Called "Qing" for short, Qinghai is located in the northeast of the Qinghai-Tibet Plateau in west China. It covers 720,000 square km, with a population of 5.18 million. Xining is the provincial capital.

Taiwan Province: Called "Tai" for short, Taiwan is located off the southeastern coast of China, faces the Pacific on the east and Fujian Province on the west across the Taiwan Straits, and is bounded on the south by Bash Channel, with the Ryukyu Islands lying to its northeast. Encompassing Jinmen, Mazu and other islands, it covers 36,000 square km, with a population of 22.28 million. Taipei is the provincial capital.

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