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Full nameQiqihar
Official name齐齐哈尔市
Native name齐齐哈尔
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Total Area16393 sq mi (42469 km2)
Elevation482.3 ft (147 m)
Total Population5611000
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)1438550
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code0452
License Plate黑B

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Qiqihar ( ; Manchu: Cicigar ; formerly Tsitsihar) is a major city in the Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. The municipal area has 1,438,550 inhabitants, while the greater metropolitan area is home to just over 6 million. These are mainly Han Chinese, though the city is also home to thirty-four minorities including Manchu, Daur, and Mongolians.

Close to Qiqihar are numerous wetlands and the Zhalong Nature Reserve, famous in China for being home to numerous red-crowned cranes. In 2007, it had a GDP of RMB 56.9 billion with a 14.6% growth rate.

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