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Harbin

[hahr-bin] /ˈhɑrˈbɪn/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a city in and the capital of Heilongjiang province, in NE China.
Formerly Pinkiang.

Heilongjiang

[hey-lawng-jyahng] /ˈheɪˈlɔŋˈdʒyɑŋ/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a province in NE China, S of the Amur River. 108,880 sq. mi. (281,999 sq. km).
Capital: Harbin.
Also, Older Spelling, Heilungkiang
[hey-loo ng-gyahng] /ˈheɪˈlʊŋˈgyɑŋ/ (Show IPA)
.
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  • We reached Harbin again on the 29th inst., where I parted company with the Russian guard.

  • Harbin is on the Trans-Siberian Railroad, and was the original hotbed of the disease.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • From Harbin the plague rapidly spread in all directions, usually following the lines of traffic along the railroads.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • But on the 26th of October, when on a visit to Harbin, he was shot dead by a Korean assassin.

  • Kuropatkin retired to Harbin, and then returned to serve under the new commander-in-chief.

    Japan Various
  • Harbin, in Manchuria, China, is a Russian trading post of great commercial importance.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • In the latter part of 1910 the pneumonic plague first appeared in Harbin a town in Manchuria under Chinese control.

    Peking Dust Ellen N. La Motte
  • Harbin, a Russian trading post, is connected with Peking and with European cities by railway.

    Commercial Geography Jacques W. Redway
  • When you get to Harbin, you will find some more waiting for you.

    The Woman's Way Charles Garvice
British Dictionary definitions for Harbin

Harbin

/hɑːˈbiːn; -ˈbɪn/
noun
1.
a city in NE China, capital of Heilongjiang province on the Songhua River: founded by the Russians in 1897; centre of tsarist activities after the October Revolution in Russia (1917). Pop: 2 989 000 (2005 est) Also called Ha-erh-pin

Heilongjiang

/ˈheɪˈlʊŋdʒaɪˈæŋ/
noun
1.
a province of NE China, in Manchuria: coal-mining, with placer gold in some rivers. Capital: Harbin. Pop: 38 150 000 (2003 est). Area: 464 000 sq km (179 000 sq miles)
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