Changchun sits in central Jilin province and is the capital city of Jilin, as well as a political, economic, cultural and transportation center.
Jilin city is rich in natural resources, especially its developed water system.
Siping sits in the center of Northeast Asia, Songliao Plain's hinterland, and the juncture of Liaoning, Jilin and Inner Mongolia.
Tonghua is located in the southeast of Jilin province, and faces the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) across the Yalu River.
Liaoyuan city sits in the central and southern part of Jilin province, the transitional zone between Changbai Mountains and the Songliao Plain.
Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture is under provincial jurisdiction and is the home of the Korean ethnic group.