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 (jē′lĭn′) also Ki·rin (kē′rĭn′)
1. A province of northeast China bordering on North Korea. Changchun is the capital.
2. A city of northeast China in Jilin province northeast of Changchun.
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(ˈdʒiːˈlɪn) or


1. (Placename) a province of NE China, in central Manchuria. Capital: Changchun. Pop: 27 040 000 (2003 est). Area: 187 000 sq km (72 930 sq miles)
2. (Placename) Also called: Chi-lin a river port in NE China, in N central Jilin province on the Songhua River. Pop: 1 496 000 (2005 est)
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also Kirin

1. a province in NE China, N of the Yalu River. 25,740,000; 72,201 sq. mi. (187,001 sq. km). Cap.: Changchun.
2. a port city in this province, on the Songhua River: a former provincial capital. 1,270,000.
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According to police, Zhang and five others left an airport in Jilin Province on May 20.
LAHORE -- Chief Minister of Jilin Province China, Bayanqolu Thursday said there were vast prospects of investment and mutual cooperation between Jilin and Punjab in infrastructure development, agriculture,livestock, auto-industry, energy and other sectors.
The chief minister also stated that students from Pakistan may be sent to Jilin Province for training in different fields including engineering.
! Changchun, Dhu-AlHijjah 26, 1434, Oct 31, 2013, SPA -- Communication services are down in Songyuan City of northeast China's Jilin Province after two earthquakes jolted the area on Thursday morning.
The fire at the plant at Dehui, around 100 kilometres (62 miles) northeast of Changchun, the provincial capital of Jilin province, started in a workshop which had only one open door, Chinese media reports have said.
Chinese President Hu Jintao told Kim Jong Il in Changchun, capital of China's northeastern Jilin Province, last Friday that he ''on behalf of the Central Committee of the Communist Party of China, wish a signal success to the WPK conference,'' according to a separate KCNA report released Monday.
Changchun (China), May 28(ANI): China's fastest high-speed train, "380A", has rolled off the production line in Changchun, capital of Jilin province.
said Monday it has set up a fifty-fifty joint venture in Changchun, Jilin Province, northeastern China, with China FAW Group Corp.
JiLin intends to use the platform for a broadband access network in the JiLin province, in the northern region of China.
Governors and provincial heads representing Tottori Prefecture, Kangwon Province in South Korea, Jilin Province in China, Russia's coastal region and Mongolia's central province are participating in the seventh annual conference of the regional cooperation forum, organizers said.
Shionoya and Tsurugi were on a business trip to China and en route to Harbin near Shuangcheng from Changchun in Jilin Province when the accident occurred.