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A city of northeast China north of Jilin. It grew after Russia was granted a trade concession in 1896 and the completion of the railroad to Lüshun in 1898. The city is the capital of Heilongjiang province.
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(hɑːˈbiːn; -ˈbɪn)
(Placename) 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
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the capital of Heilongjiang province, in NE China. 2,830,000.
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