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Northern People's Republic of China region
|• Total||2,185,105 km2 (843,674 sq mi)|
|• Density||75/km2 (200/sq mi)|
Northern China or North China (simplified Chinese: 华北; traditional Chinese: 華北; pinyin: Huáběi; literally "China's north") is a geographical region of China, lying North of the Qinling Huaihe Line.
The heartland of North China is the North China Plain, or the Yellow River Plain. North China is usually restricted to the northern part of China proper (inner China and excludes Xinjiang and often Manchuria and Northeast China.
The vast region in China from the Yellow River Valley south to the Yangtze River was the centre of Chinese empires and home to Confucian civilization. In prehistory and early history, the plain (Henan in particular) is considered the origin of Chinese civilization in official Chinese history. The region cultivated wheat, and most speak Northern Chinese (Mandarin), which includes Beijing dialect, which is largely the basis of Standard Chinese (Mandarin), the official language of the People's Republic of China (PRC). Jin Chinese and Mongolian are also widely spoken. The region remains the political, military, and cultural center of the PRC.
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North China sometimes has sinkholes.
Administrative divisions in the PRC
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|NM||15||Inner Mongolia Autonomous Region
Nei Mongol Autonomous Region
Nèi Měnggǔ Zìzhìqū
Měng (Nèi Měnggǔ)
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- "Girl rescued after falling through pavement". The Telegraph. 24 April 2012.
- GB/T 2260 codes for the provinces of China
- ISO 3166-2:CN (ISO 3166-2 codes for the provinces of China)