Surface Area of the City Prefecture of Harbin: 53,068 km2 (20,489.7 sq miles)
Urban Area of Harbin - 7,086 km2 (2,735.9 sq miles)
Population: The Total Urban Population of Harbin is around 9.9 million.
Harbin (Chinese:哈尔滨 , Russian:Харби́н) is and the largest City in Heilongjiang Province and its Capital City. Popularly known as Ice City or the City of Ice, Harbin is the Northernmost Provincial Capital of China ranking among the 10 largest cities in China entire.
The City of Harbin is renowned worldwide for its very large Ice Sculpting festival, a yearly recurring event which features a staggering and colorful aray of ice sculptures created by international crews of ice artists. Apart from this most well-known feature the Harbin Winter Ice festival further features a cultural market and a wide varieties of winter sports and related activities.
Harbin is located in the extreme south of the elongated province of Heilongjiang, not far North from the Jilin Provincial Border. Sitauted along the Songhua River, the city is a major and vital railway and communications link within North-East China (Manchuria).
The main attraction for which the City of Harbin is truly world famous is the Harbin Ice festival. The exposition grounds on which the festival is located occupies a 600,000-square-meter site, filling it each winter with some 2,000 ice sculptures created by Ice Sculpting teams hired and invited from across the world. Every year the Festival has a new theme, however a mainstay of the colorful but icy celebration of the arts and dreams is always the majestic ice castle, the centerpiece of the show. The Harbin Ice Festival event is coupled with a trade fair which in 2010 included 1,500 exhibition booths, twice the number of last year's festival. Apart from dwelling among the spectacular and colorful translucent statues made from Ice Blocks cut from the nearby Songhua River visitors can watch and enjoy, or participate in a wide range of fun ice-related activities including the traditional ice swimming, taking hot air balloon rides over the venue and the outskits of Harbin City, ice sculpture competitions and courses, and various winter sports such as figure skating.
More and more Chinese and Foreign Tourists are discovering the charms of Harbin in Winter. In the year 2010 during the 27Th Ice Festival of Harbin City some 12 million visitors were recorded at the booths of the park, a new record.
A Full listing of Harbin City Landmarks, Monuments, Hotspots and other sites of importance in alphabetical order. Search through the list to find your Full Report and Photo-Virtual Tour of each monument or landmark within the City, or Region of Harbin in Heilongjiang Province of China (PRC).
Public Transport in Harbin
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Harbin has a Railroad Station as well as a National Airport.
Harbin International Airport is located due South South-West of Harbin City.
Harbin is a City with a rich history. The earliest signs of inhabitation found in the vicinity of Harbin dates from at least 2200 BC in the late Stone Age. The earliest historical name established as to have been given to a settlement at this point on the South Bank of what is today the Songhua River is Pokai. In reality however, not much is known about the early history of Harbin as for most of the past 2000 years the remote North-Eastern provinces, rugged, forested, cold and populated with a variety of dangerous wild animals were sparsely populated and undeveloped. Although the region was included into the Chinese Empire during several historic periods and was part of the Qing Dynasty Empire (1644 AD - 1911 AD), the region was mostly inhabited by ethnic tribes who dealt with the Han people via a network of trading posts and fortified settlements controlled by the Qing Military, the so called Manchu Bannermen.
The modern city of Harbin originated in 1898 from a small village, with the start of the construction of the Chinese Eastern Railway (KVZhD) by Russia, an extension of the Trans-Siberian Railway, shortcutting substantially the distance to Vladivostok and creating a link to the port city of Dalny (Dalian) and the Russian Naval Base Port Arthur.
Harbin is also a potential candidate for the 2022 Winter Olympics.
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Harbin is one of China's coldest cities, where the mercury in January often drops to minus 20 degrees centigrade (-4F). Winters are long and harsh up in the North. Thick snow and snow storms are common throughout the months of november, december, januari and februari.
China Report - Colonialism - Growth of Colonies & Japan after 1801 AD
A Map drawing of the Eurasian continent , parts of North-East Africa and the Middle East in the 19Th Century between 1801 AD and 1900 AD. Focal points are the expansion of western colonial posessions of Portugal, Britain and France, as well as Russia moving from West to East. Labeled seperately is the later Rise of the Empire of Japan in the East.
Included in this Map are the main cities across the continent with their brief histories and events during the 19Th Century. Marked in Colors for clarity are the various colonial and imperialist Nations. As relating to China; special attention is payed to so called Treaty Ports. The First Treaty Ports were forced open by Britain in the year 1841 AD, but counted over 80 in total by the end of the 19Th Century. The most important Treaty Ports in China are marked and described with a short history where the map allows.
Colonialism - 1912 World Map of Colonial Possessions & Trade Routes.
A Map drawing of the World depicting the Colonial Possessions as they were distributed in 1912 AD. Superimposed and marked in colors are subsequent changes in Influences Spheres, colonies and possessions due to World War I ( 1914 AD - 1918 AD).
Included in this Map are the main cities across the continents with their brief histories and events during the late 19Th Century and early 20Th century, where relevant. Marked in Colors for clarity are the various colonial and imperialist Nations. As relating to China; special attention is payed to so called Treaty Ports. The First Treaty Ports were forced open by Britain in the year 1841 AD, but counted over 80 in total by the end of the 19Th Century.
You Tube Video - Lost In China - One Hoir feature on the city of Harbin