17 Facts About Jilin


However, Jilin's economy, characterized by heavy industry, has been facing economic difficulties with privatization.

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In recent times Jilin has, with the rest of heavy industry-based Northeast China, been facing economic difficulties with privatization.

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Jilin is rich in natural mineral deposits with 136 types of minerals, of which 70 have been extracted.

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Jilin has an abundance of Traditional Chinese medicine resources, with approximately 27,000 kinds of wild plants and 9,000 kinds of medicinal herbs.

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Jilin is highest in altitude in the southeast and drops gently towards the northwest.

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Jilin is drained by the Yalu and Tumen rivers in the extreme southeast, by tributaries of the Liao River in the southwest, and by the Songhua and Nen rivers in the north, both eventually flowing into the Amur.

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Jilin has a northerly continental monsoon climate, with long, cold winters and short, warm summers.

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Politics of Jilin is structured in a dual party-government system like all other governing institutions in mainland China.

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Governor of Jilin is the highest-ranking official in the People's Government of Jilin.

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Industry in Jilin is concentrated on automobiles, train carriages, and iron alloy.

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Jilin is one of the most important commodity grain bases in China.

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Traditionally, Jilin has been known as a major pharmaceutical center, with yields of ginseng and deer antlers among the largest in China, being used extensively in the field of Chinese medicine.

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The railway network in Jilin can be divided into two directions in the northwest–southeast and southwest–northeast.

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In 2007, Jilin started construction on a two-phase RMB60 million comprehensive river port; the first phase is finished.

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Jilin is inhabited by Han Chinese, Manchus, Hui, Mongols and Xibe.

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Jilin is part of Northeast China and shares many similarities in culture to neighbouring regions, such as Errenzhuan and Yangge.

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Goguryeo sites and tombs found in Ji'an, Jilin, including Hwando Mountain City, Gungnae City, and the pyramidal Tomb of the General, have been listed as part of the Capital Cities and Tombs of the Ancient Koguryo Kingdom, a World Heritage Site.

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