Jehol

Jehol

[juh-hohl; Chinese zhuh-hoh, ruh-]
noun
1.
a region and former province in NE China: incorporated into Manchukuo by the Japanese 1932–45. 74,297 sq. mi. (192,429 sq. km).
2.
former name of Chengde.
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Jehol (dʒəˈhɒl)
 
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1.  a former province of NE China, north of the Great Wall: divided among Hebei, Liaoning, and Inner Mongolia in 1956. Area: 192 380 sq km (74 278 sq miles)
2.  a region of NE China, in Hebei and Liaoning provinces: mountainous

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jehol

city in northern Hebei sheng (province), China. The city is situated in the mountains separating the North China Plain from the plateaus of Inner Mongolia, approximately 110 miles (180 km) northeast of Beijing, on the Re River (Re He; "Hot River"), a small tributary of the Luan River. The Re River, so called because of the various hot springs that discharge into it above Chengde, gave its name to the city and to the province of which the city was the capital. Pop. (2002 est.) 329,970.

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