Heilongjiang Province, in the far northeast corner of the country, is named after its longest river, the Black Dragon River (known elsewhere as the Amur), and is nicknamed “the Great Northern Granary.” It borders on Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region to the west, Jilin Province to the south, and Russia to the north and east. It holds the record for the coldest recorded temperature in China (?52° C).

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By |2014-12-16T16:54:19-05:00January 23rd, 2012|Berkshire Encyclopedia of China, Geography, Region|Comments Off on Heilongjiang Province (Hēilóngjiāng Shěng 黑龙江省)|Hēilóngjiāng Shěng 黑龙江省 (Heilongjiang Province)

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