Overview of Jilin Province

2019-11-28    JL.gov

Jilin Province, referred to as Ji for short, is located in the middle of Northeast China, covering an area of 187,400 square kilometers, with a total population of 27,746,000. Changchun, the provincial capital, serves as the political, economic, scientific, educational, cultural, financial and transportation center of the province. It is a well-known automobile city, movie city, forest city and sculpture city. It is also famous for its development in science, education and culture. As one of the 9 frontier provinces of the country, Jilin serves as an important window which the Belt and Road Initiative opens to the north. Hunchun, the eastern end of Jilin Province, is only 15 kilometers from the Sea of Japan and 4 kilometers from the Khaypudyr Bay of Russia. It is an important channel for Jilin Province and even the country to carry out foreign trade and communication. With the favorable conditions of revitalizing the old industrial base, Jilin has relatively developed processing and manufacturing industries, represented by automobile, petrochemical, food, equipment manufacturing and medical health industries. In particular, automobile and high-speed rail manufacturing is in the lead in China. Jilin Province is an important commodity grain production base of China, located on the world-renowned "golden corn belt" and “golden rice belt”. It ranks national first for many years in terms of food per capita, grain commodity rate, amount of grain transferred out, and corn export volumes. Jilin is a pilot province of ecological construction, with 51 nature reserves, accounting for 13.56% of the province's territory. Changbai Mountain Nature Reserve has been designated by the United Nations as the "man and biosphere" nature reserve, which breeds endangered wild species such as Siberian tigers, Oriental white cranes and so on. In 2018, the GDP of Jilin Province reached 150.7462 billion yuan, an increase of 4.5%. New development means unlimited business opportunities. A bright future can be expected.