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North China
China
(simplified Chinese: 华北; traditional Chinese: 華北; pinyin: Huáběi; literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China, lying North of the Qinling Huaihe Line.[1]

The Qinling Huaihe Line
Qinling Huaihe Line
separates China
China
into its Northern and Southern regions

The heartland of North China
China
is the North China
China
Plain, or the Yellow River Plain. North China
China
is usually restricted to the northern part of China
China
proper (inner China
China
and excludes Xinjiang
Xinjiang
and often Manchuria and Northeast China. The vast region in China
China
from the Yellow River
Yellow River
Valley south to the Yangtze
Yangtze
River was the centre of Chinese empires and home to Confucian civilization. In prehistory and early history, the plain (Henan in particular) is considered the origin of Chinese civilization in official Chinese history. The region cultivated wheat, and most speak Northern Chinese (Mandarin), which includes Beijing
Beijing
dialect, which is largely the basis of Standard Chinese
Standard Chinese
(Mandarin), the official language of the People's Republic of China
People's Republic of China
(PRC). Jin Chinese
Jin Chinese
and Mongolian are also widely spoken. The region remains the political, military, and cultural center of the PRC.

Contents

1 History 2 Geography 3 Administrative divisions in the PRC 4 See also 5 References

History[edit]

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In prehistory, the region was home to the Yangshao and Longshan cultures. Peking man
Peking man
was found near modern-day Beijing
Beijing
(Peking). Geography[edit] Main article: Geography of China North China
China
sometimes has sinkholes.[2] Administrative divisions in the PRC[edit]

GB[3] ISO №[4] Province Chinese Name Capital Population¹ Density² Area³ Abbreviation/Symbol

BJ 11 Beijing
Beijing
Municipality 北京市 Běijīng Shì Beijing 19,612,368 1,167.40 16,800 京 Jīng

TJ 12 Tianjin
Tianjin
Municipality 天津市 Tiānjīn Shì Tianjin 12,938,224 1,144.46 11,305 津 Jīn

HE 13 Hebei
Hebei
Province 河北省 Héběi Shěng Shijiazhuang 71,854,202 382.81 187,700 冀 Jì

SX 14 Shanxi
Shanxi
Province 山西省 Shānxī Shěng Taiyuan 35,712,111 228.48 156,300 晋 Jìn

NM 15 Inner Mongolia
Inner Mongolia
Autonomous Region Nei Mongol Autonomous Region 內蒙古自治区 Nèi Měnggǔ Zìzhìqū Hohhot 24,706,321 20.88 1,183,000 蒙(內蒙古) Měng (Nèi Měnggǔ)

See also[edit]

China
China
portal

North China
China
Plain Northeast China East China Northern and southern China

References[edit]

^ Shuangshuang, LI; Saini, YANG; Xianfeng, LIU (10 September 2015). "Spatiotemporal variability of extreme precipitation in north and south of the Qinling-Huaihe region and influencing factors during 1960-2013". The Chinese journal of geography. 34 (3): 354–363. Retrieved 25 May 2017.  ^ "Girl rescued after falling through pavement". The Telegraph. 24 April 2012.  ^ GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China ^ ISO 3166-2:CN ( ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)

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