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From the Hanyu Pinyin romanization of the Mandarin 河北 (Héběi, literally north [of the] river[1]) referring to the Yellow River.



Proper noun



  1. A province in northern China. Capital: Shijiazhuang.
    • 2008 September 30, “27 suspects arrested in tainted milk scandal”, in France 24[3], archived from the original on 09 September 2023, China‎[4]:
      Police in northern China have arrested 27 people in their probe into tainted milk that has sickened 53,000 children and embarrassed China's reputation abroad, state media reported Tuesday.
      The 27 are among 36 detained since law enforcers in Hebei province started investigating Sanlu Group, the company at the centre of the scandal, earlier this month.
    • 2018 January 17, David Stanway, “Cities in China's Hebei province still top list of smoggiest places”, in Christian Schmollinger, editor, Reuters[5], archived from the original on 13 February 2019, Environment‎[6]:
      According to figures published by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP), Hebei's provincial capital of Shijiazhuang saw the highest average reading in all of China last year of particulate matter with a width of 2.5 microns, known as PM2.5, which is easily inhaled into the lungs to cause respiratory damage.
      Hebei's smog levels have an outsized effect on China's capital of Beijing since the province surrounds the city.
      Also among China's ten worst performing cities were Hebei's cities of Handan and Tangshan, the world's biggest steel producing city, as well as Xingtai, Baoding and Hengshui.
    • 2021 January 11, “China fights new Covid outbreak near Beijing”, in The Times[7], →ISSN, →OCLC, archived from the original on 11 January 2021[8]:
      More than 360 people have tested positive for coronavirus in an outbreak in Hebei province, south of Beijing. The National Health Commission reported yesterday that 69 new cases had been confirmed in 24 hours, including 46 in Hebei. Travel between Hebei and Beijing has been restricted, with workers having to show proof of employment to enter the capital.
    • 2023 August 5, “China hit by more floods after Typhoon Doksuri”, in Deutsche Welle[9], archived from the original on 05 August 2023, China‎[10]:
      So far, at least 22 people have died in Beijing and the surrounding Hebei province this week amid the heavy rains. State media reported Saturday that waters have started to recede in the hard-hit Hebei city of Zhuozhou.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Hebei.
  2. A district of Tianjin, China.
    • 2007, Zheng Lixin [郑立新], “Major Buddhist Temples”, in Buddhism: Rituals and Monastic Life [中国佛教]‎[11], 1st edition, Beijing: Foreign Languages Press, →ISBN, →OCLC, page 226:
      The Dabei (Mahakaruna) Temple on Tianwei Road in the Hebei District is the only Buddhist temple of good size in Tianjin.
    • 2010 March, “Tianjin”, in Travel in China: A Guidebook for Travelers to China [中国旅游指南]‎[12], Beijing: China Travel & Tourism Press [中国旅游出版社], →ISBN, →OCLC, page 80, column 2:
      Totally, Tianjin has four passenger railway stations, of which the Tianjin North Railway Station, located in Hebei District, is where the Beijing-Harbin Railway and the Beijing-Shanghai Railway meet.
    • 2010 May, Jeanie Carroll, “History and Modern Perspective”, in 厉静, editor, Tianjin Basics [精彩天津]‎[13], Beijing: China Intercontinental Press [五洲传播出版社], →ISBN, →OCLC, page 5:
      Hebei district is an area that is not as frantic as its neighbor Heping district and offers lots of cultural sightseeing within walking distance like the Ancient Culture Street, Wanghailou Church and Shizilin Bridge.
    • 2023 June 6, “Strengthened lifelong learning and sharing of good practice with Urban CLCs in Tianjin”, in UNESCO[14], archived from the original on 07 October 2023, News‎[15]:
      Ms. Li Xiaoxia, Deputy Mayor of the Hebei District People’s Government of Tianjin Municipality, addressed in her speech the significance of the project for the Hebei District. Ms Xiaoxia[sic] reiterated the District Government’s strong support and commitment to quality education and lifelong learning in Tianjin City.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:Hebei.





See also

  • Not to be confused with Hubei.
Province-level divisions of the People's Republic of China in English (layout · text)
Provinces: Anhui · Fujian · Guangdong · Gansu · Guizhou · Henan · Hubei · Hebei · Hainan · Heilongjiang · Hunan · Jilin · Jiangsu · Jiangxi · Liaoning · Qinghai · Sichuan · Shandong · Shaanxi · Shanxi · Taiwan (claimed) · Yunnan · Zhejiang
Autonomous regions: Guangxi · Inner Mongolia · Ningxia · Tibet Autonomous Region · Xinjiang
Municipalities: Beijing · Tianjin · Shanghai · Chongqing
Special administrative regions: Hong Kong · Macau


  1. ^ Saul B. Cohen, editor (1998), “Hebei”, in The Columbia Gazetteer of the World[1], volume 2, New York: Columbia University Press, →ISBN, →LCCN, →OCLC, page 1257, columns 2-3:Hebei (HUH-bai) [Chin.=N of the river]
  2. ^ Leon E. Seltzer, editor (1952), “Hopeh or Hopei”, in The Columbia Lippincott Gazetteer of the World[2], Morningside Heights, NY: Columbia University Press, →OCLC, page 790, column 2

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