The province is located in the northern part of the North China Plain extending into the Inner Mongolian Plateau.
Hebei Province is in northern Huabei Plain, to the north of the lower Yellow River and to the west of Bohai Sea with a coastline about 500 km long. Its longitude is between 113.27 and 119.50 degrees east. and latitude is between 36.3 and 42.4 degrees north. It neighbors on Liaoning, Inner Mongolia, Shanxi, Henan, and Shandong.
It covers an area of 187,700 square kilometers. (12th)
At the end of the year 2005, the total population stood at 68.09 million.
Hebei Province has a temperate continental monsoonal climate, with dry and windy springs, hot and rainy summers and dry-cold winters. Its maximum temperature is 40 degrees celsius and minimum temperature -18 degrees celsius. It has a mean annual temperature of 1-13 degrees celsius and a mean annual precipitation of 350-750 mm.
Baiyangdian preserved egg, Bohai prawn,and etc. The special local products include Zhangbei mushroom, Hebei pears, Xuanhua grapes, Shenzhou honey peaches, Tangshan pottery and Zhuzhou blankets.
Artistic genres of Quyi such as Xihe big drum, Leting big drum, etc.
It abounds in mineral resources, such as petroleum, limestone, asbestos, phosphorus, vanadium, platinum and lead, the reserves of which are the most abundant in China. Hebei abounds in historical and cultural resources. The places of interest include the Shanhai Pass, the Chengde Mountain Resort, the Waiba Temple, Qinhuangdao, Beidaihe River, Yeshanpo Hillside and so on. The Zhaozhou Bridge was listed as World Cultural Heritage in 1991 and the Iron Lion in Cangzhou of Hebei Province was listed among China's World Best.
What to see
Hebei Province possesses rich tourist resources. The Imperial Summer Villa and Eight Outer Temples in Chengde, the summer resort of Qinhuangdao-Beidaihe, Mt. Cangyan, Zhangshi Crag and Yesanpo are all national major famous scenic areas. among which, the Imperial Summer Villa and Eight Outer Temples have been listed in the World Heritages. Besides, Mt. Taihang Mt. Langya, Mt. Wuling, the Eastern and Western Qing Tombs, etc, are also famous scenic spots and historic sites.