Hebei

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Etymology[edit]

The name Hebei means "north of the (Yellow) River".

Alternative forms[edit]

  • Chinese: trad. and simpl. 河北 (pinyin: Héběi)
  • Wade-Giles: Ho-pei
  • Postal map spelling: Hopeh
  • One-character abbreviation is "冀" (pinyin: jì), named after Ji Province (冀州 Jì Zhōu), a Han Dynasty province (zhou) that included southern Hebei
  • A common alternate name for Hebei is Yānzhào (燕赵), after the state of Yan and state of Zhao that existed there during the Warring States Period of early Chinese history.

Proper noun[edit]

Hebei

  1. A northern province of the People's Republic of China.
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