Hebei is a coastal province of the People’s Republic of China located on the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli) of the Yellow Sea. It shares a border to the northwest by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and by the provinces of Liaoning to the northeast, Shandong to the southeast, Henan to the south, and Shanxi to the west. Map of Hebei Province covers an area of over 190,000 square kilometers. With a population of over 74 million people, Hebei is China’s sixth most populous province. The capital city of Hebei Province is Shijiazhuang.
The province is one of the first regions in China to develop civilization. The territory of ancient China was divided into nine Zhou. Hebei used to belong to Ji and Yan Zhou. During the Tang Dynasty (618-907) Hebei belonged to Hebei Dao. Dao was the equivalent to today’s province. This is how Hebei Province came into being. In the subsequent dynasties, the name and confines of the province changed a great deal.
Chinese Name: 河北 (hé běi)
Area: 188,800 square kilometers (72,896 square miles)
Location: in the north of China
Administrative Division: 11 cities (Shijiazhuang, Tangshan, Qinhuangdao, Handan, Xingtai, Baoding, Zhangjiakou, Chengde, Canqgzhou, Langfang, Hengshui)
GDP (2019): CNY 3510.45 billion (USD 508.83 billion)
Political Map of Hebei Province
Hebei is located in the north of China. Political Map of Hebei Province shares borders with Tianjin and the Bohai Sea to the east, Shandong and Henan to the southeast and south, Shanxi to the west and Inner Mongolia to the northwest, and Liaoning to the northeast. Shijiazhuang is the provincial capital of Hebei.
Hebei province is divided into 11 prefecture-level municipalities (dijishi). The Province has districts under the municipality (shixiaqu), counties (xian), autonomous counties (zizhixian), and county-level municipalities (xianjishi). Culturally and economically, Hebei is one of the most advanced provinces in northern China.
Outline Map of Hebei Province
Hebei is a coastal province of the People’s Republic of China located on the Bo Hai (Gulf of Chihli) of the Yellow Sea. It shares a border to the northwest by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region and by the provinces of Liaoning to the northeast, Shandong to the southeast, Henan to the south, and Shanxi to the west. Map of Hebei Province covers an area of over 190,000 square kilometers.
Geography Map of Hebei Province
The terrain of Hebei Province descends 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 the Hai River and the Luan River. The climate of Hebei Province is temperate continental. It has a cold winter in the north, but hot and rainy summer in the south. It has a windy spring and sunny and pleasant autumn.
The January mean temperatures range from 25 °F (−4 °C) in the south to 14 °F (−10 °C) north of the Great Wall. The average July temperature is about 77 °F (25 °C) in the North China Plain and 73 to 77 °F (23 to 25 °C) in the northern and western highlands.
Transportation Map of Hebei Province
The Transportation Map of Hebei Province features all kinds of moods of transport. Hebei is well served by railroads. The province is at the center of China’s vast north-south railway network, and all of its major cities are connected by rail. At present, 15 railways pass through Hebei, among which the Beijing-Kowloon Railway connects Hong Kong, Macao, and Hebei together.
Hebei is one of China’s major road hubs, with express highways connecting the province’s major cities as well as Beijing and Tianjin. Most air travel to and from the province is through the major airports at Beijing and Tianjin, but there is also a large international airport at Shijiazhuang.