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County-level city
Coordinates: 38°27′N 116°06′E / 38.450°N 116.100°E / 38.450; 116.100Coordinates: 38°27′N 116°06′E / 38.450°N 116.100°E / 38.450; 116.100
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hebei
Prefecture-level city Cangzhou
City seat Yingzhou Town (瀛州镇)
 • Total 1,333 km2 (515 sq mi)
Elevation 14 m (45 ft)
 • Total 770,000
 • Density 580/km2 (1,500/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 062450
Area code(s) 0317
Website hejian.gov.cn

Hejian (simplified Chinese: 河间; traditional Chinese: 河間; pinyin: Héjiān; Wade–Giles: Ho Chien; alternative romanizations: Ho Dsien[1], Ho-kien[-fou]) is a county-level city of Cangzhou City, in east-central Hebei province, China. As of 2004, the population was ca. 770,000 inhabitants and the city territory was 1,333 km2 (515 sq mi). Hejian is situated along China National Highway 106.


"A military station near the city of Chokien", i.e. probably Hejian. (Ca. 1844)

Séraphin Couvreur (1835–1919) and Léon Wieger (1856–1933), two French Jesuit missionaries and renowned Sinologists worked at the Catholic Jesuit mission in Hejian.

Administrative divisions[edit]

There are 7 towns (镇) and 13 townships (乡):[1]



External links[edit]

  1. ^ 2011年统计用区划代码和城乡划分代码:河间市 (in Chinese). National Bureau of Statistics of the People's Republic of China. Retrieved 2012-07-21.