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Shijiazhuang

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Shijiazhuang (Template:Zh-stp, literally: "The Shi Family Village") is a prefecture-level city about 320 kilometer south of Beijing and the capital of Hebei Province. Its population was estimated at around 9 million in total and at 2.1 million for the urban area in 2004.

Shijiazhuang is a young city only established in '50s of 20th century. Its name still retains the character for "village" (zhuang, T: 莊 / S: 庄). After becoming the capital of Hebei Province in '70s of 20th century, it expanded rapidly. Its population increased from half a million to 2.1 million in the short time of 30 years.

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Administration

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Night view

Shijiazhuang has direct juridiction over:

Economy

Shijiazhuang is an important industrial city and is the economic center of Hebei. The main industries include textiles, pharmacy and chemical-related industries.

People and culture

As young industrial city, Shijiazhuang proper has few sights of historical or cultural interest. Exceptions are:

However, several sites of historical and cultural significance are located in the surrounding areas such as:

Transportation

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Downtown Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang is a transportation hub: it is at the intersection point of the Beijing-Guangzhou , Taiyuan-Dezhou, and Shuozhou-Huanghua railroads and many expressways, including the Beijing-Shenzhen and Taiyuan-Cangzhou Expressways. The airport has flight connections to major cities in China.

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