AskBiography Logo   Latest News  Follow Us on Twitter  Follow Us on Google Buzz  Became Fan - Facebook  Subscribe to RSSRSS   Bookmark and Share


Full nameShijiazhuang
Official name石家庄市
Native name石家庄
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
City seatChang'an
Party SecretarySun Ruibin (孙瑞彬)
MayorAi Wenli (艾文礼)
Total Area6068.7 sq mi (15722 km2)
Urban Area154.1 sq mi (399.3 km2)
Metro Area740.1 sq mi (1917.3 km2)
Elevation272.3 ft (83 m)
Total Population10163788 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)2604930
Metro (pop.)3833606
Other information
Time zoneUTC + 8, H (UTC+8)
Postal code050000
License Plate Prefix冀A
City FlowerRosa Chinensis
City TreeStyphnolobium

     Home | City | Shijiazhuang

Shijiazhuang ( ) is the capital and largest city of North China's Hebei Province. Administratively a prefecture-level city, it is about 280 km (174 mi) south of Beijing. Shijiazhuang Prefecture contains the 5 districts of Shijiazhuang urban area, the Jingxing Mining District, five county-level cities, and twelve counties.

At the 2010 census, it has a total population of 10,163,788, with 2,604,930 in the urban area in 2010 and 3,833,606 in its built up area (metro) made of 5 urban districts plus Luquan city ; Zhengding and Luancheng counties. Gaocheng county is about to be part of Shijiazhuang built up area while its urbanisation is still growing.

Shijiazhuang is a newly industrialised city. It experienced dramatic growth after the founding of the People's Republic of China in 1949. The population of the metropolitan area has more than quadrupled in only 30 years. It is a central hub of transportation routes. The city is home to large garrison of military troops in case of need to protect Beijing. It has a number of PLA colleges and universities.

Warning: simplexml_load_file( [function.simplexml-load-file]: failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.0 410 Gone in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Warning: simplexml_load_file() [function.simplexml-load-file]: I/O warning : failed to load external entity "" in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 257

Fatal error: Call to a member function children() on a non-object in /home/askbio/public_html/index_bio.php on line 260