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noun Pinyin.
  1. a city in and the capital of Heilongjiang province, in NE China.
Formerly Pinkiang.


noun Pinyin.
  1. a province in NE China, S of the Amur River. 108,880 sq. mi. (281,999 sq. km). Capital: Harbin.
Also Older Spelling, Hei·lung·kiang [hey-loo ng-gyahng] /ˈheɪˈlʊŋˈgyɑŋ/.
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  1. a city in NE China, capital of Heilongjiang province on the Songhua River: founded by the Russians in 1897; centre of tsarist activities after the October Revolution in Russia (1917). Pop: 2 989 000 (2005 est)Also called: Ha-erh-pin


Heilungkiang (ˈheɪˈlʊŋˈkjæŋ, -kaɪˈæŋ)

  1. a province of NE China, in Manchuria: coal-mining, with placer gold in some rivers. Capital: Harbin. Pop: 38 150 000 (2003 est). Area: 464 000 sq km (179 000 sq miles)
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