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North China

  • Yellow river near Shapotou, China
Yellow river near Shapotou
Priority: Midd
Location Type: Region
(Shandong, Shanxi, Inner Mongolia, Henan, Hebei, Beijing, Tianjin) - The Yellow River Basin area, cradle of China's civilization and historic heartland
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Wikipedia - North China

nortern provinces of China

Northern China or North China (simplified Chinese: 华北; traditional Chinese: 華北; pinyin: Huáběi; literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China. The heartland of North China is the North China Plain. It is defined by the Chinese government to include the municipalities of Beijing and Tianjin, the provinces of Hebei and Shanxi, and Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region. ... read more

Wikitravel - North China

Map of the provinces of North China

This is one of the areas where Chinese civilisation first developed, along the Yellow River. As anywhere in China, Mandarin is the lingua franca; nearly everyone can speak it. The Mandarin spoken in this region, especially around Beijing, is the standard dialect. Inner Mongolia naturally has many speakers of Mongolian, but many of them speak Mandarin as well. Russian was fairly common as a second language in the Northeast during the Soviet Era and even before that. As elsewhere in China, English is not widespread but some people speak it quite well. ... read more

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