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View east along Xuefu Street
View east along Xuefu Street
Location of Qitaihe City (yellow) in Heilongjiang (light grey) and China
Location of Qitaihe City (yellow) in Heilongjiang (light grey) and China
Qitaihe is located in Heilongjiang
Location of the city centre in Heilongjiang
Coordinates (Qitaihe municipal government): 45°46′16″N 131°00′11″E / 45.771°N 131.003°E / 45.771; 131.003Coordinates: 45°46′16″N 131°00′11″E / 45.771°N 131.003°E / 45.771; 131.003
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions4
Municipal seatTaoshan District
 • TypePrefecture-level city
 • CPC Qitaihe SecretaryZhang Xianjun (张宪军)
 • Prefecture-level city6,221 km2 (2,402 sq mi)
209 m (686 ft)
 • Prefecture-level city920,419
 • Urban
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Area code(s)0464
ISO 3166 codeCN-HL-09
Licence plates黑K
"Qitaihe", as written in Chinese
Chinese name
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᡴᡳᡨᠠᡳᡥᡝ
Russian name

Qitaihe (Chinese: 七台河; pinyin: Qītáihé) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Heilongjiang province, People's Republic of China. Covering an area 6,223 km2 (2,403 sq mi), it is geographically the smallest prefecture-level division of the province. Qitaihe also has the second smallest population of the cities in Heilongjiang. At the 2010 census, its total population was 920,419, while 620,935 live in the built up area made of 3 urban districts.[1]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2010 est.)
Xinxing District 新兴区 Xīnxīng Qū 236,768 2,003 118
Taoshan District 桃山区 Táoshān Qū 230,293 74 3,112
Qiezihe District 茄子河区 Qiézihé Qū 153,874 1,569 98
Boli County 勃利县 Bólì Xiàn 299,484 2,575 116


Qitaihe's history can be stretched back to 3,000 years ago during the Shang and Zhou Dynasties, when it was inhabited by the ancient Sushen group, the ancestors of the Manchu. In 1910, coal resources was found in Qitaihe.[2] However, coal mining industry did not really start until The CPC Committee of Heilongjiang Province ordered Hegang Mining Bureau to take charge of the Extractive industries in Boli County in 1958. Qitaihe began its development. On Jan 26, 1961, Boli Mining Bureau was established. The CPC Central Committee and State Council approved to establish Qitaihe District (七台河特区) as a pilot of the combination of enterprise management and government administration. In 1970, Qitaihe District was changed into Qitaihe City (county-level), which is under the jurisdiction of Jiamusi. In 1983, Qitaihe was designated a Prefecture-level city, and Boli County was put into Qitaihe's jurisdiction.

Geography and climate[edit]

Mineral resources[edit]

Qitaihe is rich in fresh water and minerals including coal, gold and graphite. There are 26 reservoirs in total. The water storage capacity of the city's Taoshan Reservoir is 264 million steres. Qitaihe has a total coal reserve of 5.3 billion tons, ranking third after Shuangyashan and Jixi in Heilongjiang Province.


Qitaihe has a monsoon-influenced humid continental climate (Köppen Dwb), with long, bitter, but dry winters, and humid and very warm summers.[3]


Coal mining is an important industry. Qitaihe is the only pilot city for coal recycling in Heilongjiang. The city's GDP topped RMB 23.35 billion in 2009, featuring a growth of 26% over the previous year.[4] Qitaihe is home to Qitaihe Coal Mining Group and Qitaihe No.1 Power Generation Company.


The Tumen-Jiamusi Railway and the Boli-Qitaihe Railway connect the city with Mudanjiang, Jiamusi and other cities in Heilongjiang. Jiamusi Airport, Jixi Airport and Mudanjiang Airport, which offers regular flights to other domestic cities in China, are less than two hours away.


  1. ^ 黑龙江省第六次全国人口普查情况新闻发布会 (in Chinese). State Council Information Office.]
  2. ^ "Archived copy" 历史纪年大事记 (in Chinese). Qitaihe People's Government. Archived from the original on 2012-04-25. Retrieved 2011-11-19.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://en.climate-data.org/location/2509/
  4. ^ Profiles of China Provinces, Cities and Industrial Parks

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