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Liaoning Province



Location: It is located in the southern part of China's Northeast. Bordering on the Yellow Sea and the Bohai Sea in the south and the Korean Peninsula in the east and facing Japan to its southeast.

Area: 145,900 square kilometers

Climate: Liaoning province lies in the east of the Eurasian Continent.It features temperate continental monsoon climate with a long winter, a warm summer and a short spring and autumn. The province receives annual sunlight radiation ranging from 100-200 calories per square cm, and 2100-2600 hours of sunlight with average temperature of 7-11o C. It enjoys 130- 200 days frost free period and 600- 1100 mm of precipitation every year. The annual rainfall is 1100 mm in the east hilly area; while in the west hilly region which is connected with Inner Mongolian plateau, the yearly precipitation is 400 mm. The rainfall in central plain is moderate with about 600 mm per year.

Provincial Capital: Shenyang

Population: 42.38 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic Groups: Liaoning is a multi-nationality province with 44 nationalities in the province. Besides Han nationality, there are 43 minority nationalities, such as the Manchu, the Mongolian, the Hui, the Korean and the Sibo. The minority population is 6,550,000, making up 16% of the provincial total.

Agriculture: It produces corn, rice, soybeans, apples, prawns, abalones and kelp.

Industry: There are 5.91 million staff members in the total enterprises. The independent accounting units of the whole province possess RMB 269,900 million of original. In 1995 the total output value of village and above-village-level industry of the whole province amounted to 354.4 billion yuan, an increase of 18.4% comparing that in 1994. Of those, light-industry total output valued at 86.4 billion yuan, 6.9% higher than that of 1994; heavy-industry total output value reached 268 billion yuan, increased by 8.5%; sales value amounted to 339.6 billion yuan, an increase of 12.3%, producing and marketing rate is 94.6%; light-industry sales value hit 81.4 billion yuan, an increase of 19.6%; heavy-industry sales value fulfilled 258.2 billion yuan , soaring 10.2%; increasing value fulfilled is 102.3 billion yuan which increased by 4.7% as per the comparison caliber; light-industry increasing value amounted to 25.3 billion yuan which increased by 7.3% ;heavy-industry increasing value achieved 77 billion yuan which increased by 3.6%.



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