About Jilin province

Update: 2020-08-14

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Jilin province, also called "Ji" for short, is located in the central part of Northeast China. It covers an area of 187,400 square kilometers and has a population of 27,040,600.

Changchun, the capital city of Jilin province, is the provincial hub for politics, the economy, science and education, culture, finance and transportation. It is well known for being an automobile city, a film city, a science and education city, a forest city and a sculpture city.

Jilin enjoys the advantages of being located near the sea and being one of the nine border provinces of the country, enabling it to serve as an important window which the national Belt and Road Initiative opens to the north.

Hunchun, located in the eastern part of Jilin, is only 15 kilometers from the Sea of Japan and four km from Posyet Bay in Russia. It is an important channel for foreign trade and exchanges in Jilin province and even the country.

As an old industrial base, Jilin province boasts relatively developed processing and manufacturing industries. It has five key industries – automobile manufacturing, petrochemical engineering, food, equipment manufacturing and medical health. Its auto and high-speed rail manufacturing areas are at a leading level in the country.

Located in the renowned golden corn belt and golden rice belt, Jilin province is a national key commodity grain production region. It has ranked national first for many years in terms of food production per capita, grain commodity rate, grain output and corn export volumes.

Jilin is also a pilot province for ecological construction, boasting 51 nature reserves, which account for 13.56 percent of the province's land area. The Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve has been designated by the United Nations as a human and biosphere natural reserve, home to internationally endangered wild species such as the Siberian tigers and oriental white cranes.

Jilin province achieved growth in its main economic and social development indicators in 2020, according to the latest data.

Regional GDP increased by 2.4 percent in 2020, placing Jilin 20th among domestic provinces and autonomous regions.

The added value of its industrial companies above a designated size - the statistical term referring to those with an annual revenue of 20 million yuan ($3.07 million) or more - increased by 6.9 percent, ranking it second nationwide.

The province's grain output for the year reached 38.03 billion kilograms, ranking it fifth in the country.

Jilin's fixed asset investment increased by 8.3 percent in 2020, ranking it fourth in the nation.