Hebei is a northern province that surrounds the national capital, Beijing, and features the eastern extension of the Great Wall. It is about the size of the state of Nebraska. The province’s agriculture supplies Beijing with wheat, corn, vegetables, and fruit. In 1976 an earthquake devastated the eastern city of Tangshan.
Hebei (Ho-pei, Hopeh) Province in northern China covers an area of 190,000 square kilometers. It borders in the west on