Jilin (Cheenese: 吉林; pinyin: Jílín; Wade–Giles: Chi-lin, IPA: [tɕǐlǐn] ( listen); Postal map spellin: Kirin), is a province o the Fowkrepublic o Cheenae locatit in the northeastren pairt o the kintra. The name wis transliteratit tae Kirin afore staundartisation tae pinyin.

Jilin Province

Name transcription(s)
 • Cheenese吉林省 (Jílín Shěng)
 • Abbreviation (pinyin: Jí)
Map shawin the location o Jilin Province
Map shawin the location o Jilin Province
Coordinates: 43°42′N 126°12′E / 43.7°N 126.2°E / 43.7; 126.2Coordinates: 43°42′N 126°12′E / 43.7°N 126.2°E / 43.7; 126.2
Named forfrae girin ula, a Manchu phrase meanin "alang the river"
(an lairgest ceety)
Divisions9 prefecturs, 60 coonties, 1006 tounships
 • SecretarWang Rulin
 • GovrenorBayanqolu
 • Total187400 km2 (72,400 sq mi)
Area rank13th
 • Total27,462,297
 • Rank21st
 • Density150/km2 (380/sq mi)
 • Density rank23rd
 • Ethnic composeetionHan - 91%
Korean - 4%
Manchu - 4%
Mongol - 0.6%
Hui - 0.5%
 • Leids an dialectsNortheastren Mandarin, Hamgyŏng Korean
ISO 3166 codeCN-22
GDP (2011)CNY 1053.1 billion
US$ 167.1 billion (22nt)
 • per capitaCNY 31,599
US$ 4,668 (11t)
HDI (2008)0.815 (high) (9th)
(Simplified Chinese)

The name "Jilin" probably oreeginates frae Girin ula ᡤᡳ᠍ᡵᡳ᠌ᠨ ᡠᠯᠠ, a Manchu term meanin "alang the river"; this wis transcribed intae Jilin wula (T: 吉林烏拉 / S: 吉林乌拉) in Cheenese, then shortened tae Jilin.[3] The leeteral meanin o the Cheenese characters for "Jilin" is "auspicious forest".

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  1. "Doing Business in China - Survey". Ministry Of Commerce - People's Republic Of China. Retrieved 5 August 2013.
  2. "Communiqué of the National Bureau of Statistics of People's Republic of China on Major Figures of the 2010 Population Census [1] (No. 2)". National Bureau of Statistics of China. 29 Apryle 2011. Archived frae the original on 7 Januar 2019. Retrieved 4 August 2013.
  3. (in Cheenese) Origin of the Names of China's Provinces Archived 2016-04-27 at the Wayback Machine, People's Daily Online.

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