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Henan Province
2005-5-31 11:43:59     

Population: 89.5 million

Urban population: 16.7 million

Nationalities:Han, Hui, Mongolian and Manchu

Area: 160,000 square kilometers

Climatic features: spans the warm-temperate/semi-humid and subtropical/humid climates; dry, windy winters and springs; hot, rainy summers; strong sunlight in autumn

Annual average rainfall: 500 - 900 mm; high precipitation in the southern and northern mountains; 50 percent of the rain falls during the summer

Physical features: generally plains cover the east and mountains, the west; part of the Yangtze River Basin lies in the southwest.

Mountains: Funiu, Waifang, Xiong'er, Xiaoshan Mountains in the west, which are extensions of the Qinling Range; southern foot of the Taihang Range in the north; Tongbai and Dabie Mountains in the south

Rivers: Yellow and Huaihe Rivers

Products: wheat, millet, sorghum, corn, rice, potatoes, sweet potatoes, peanuts, sesame, soybeans, sugar cane, rape, edible fungus; cotton, ambary hemp, tussah ; flue-cured tobacco, oriental oak; apples, peaches, grapes, walnuts, gingko, persimmons; coal, bauxite, mica, nickel

Administrative divisions: 18 cities and 111 counties

Capital: Zhengzhou

Neighboring areas: Shandong, Anhui, Hubei, Shaanxi, Shanxi, and Hebei Provinces

Major cities: Zhengzhou, Luoyang, Kaifeng, Pingdingshan, Xinxiang, Anyang, Nanyang

Tourist attractions: Shaolin Temple, at the foot of Mount Songshan, one of the Five Mountains in eastern China; Longmen Grottoes in Luoyang


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