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Langfang (廊坊), Hebei province, China, is a prefecture-level city located approximately midway between Beijing and Tianjin with a population of 3.85 million. Total area is around 6,429 square km. Hebei (Chinese: 河北; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ho-pei; Postal System Pinyin: Hopeh) is a northern province of the Peoples Republic of China. ... A province, in the context of China, is a translation of sheng (省 shÄ›ng), which is an administrative division of China. ... A prefecture-level city (地级市 Pinyin: d , literally region-level city) or prefecture-level municipality is an administrative division of the Peoples Republic of China. ...   Beijing[?] (Chinese: 北京; pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Pei-ching; Postal System Pinyin: Peking) is the capital of the Peoples Republic of China (PRC). ... Tianjin (Chinese: 天津; pinyin: ; Postal System Pinyin: Tientsin) is one of the four municipalities of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Considering Langfang’s position between these two prominent cities, Langfang is a remarkably green city. Every 300 to 500 meters along the city's major streets are parks where local people stroll and take exercise. Langfang's five-kilometer long pedestrian street is now the longest in China. A pedestrian street is a street where pedestrian traffic is given partial or total priority over all other kinds of traffic. ...


Langfang's economy is developing with an emphasis on computers and technology, such that some have dubbed it "China’s Silicon Valley." One recent development is the Oriental University City (东方大学城). Having begun construction in October 1999, the complex was built in less than 3 years at a 4-billion yuan investment, and some 30 universities have been established here with a combined enrollment of about 50,000 students. A view of downtown San Jose, the self-proclaimed Capital of Silicon Valley. Like many large cities, San Joses downtown is expansive and encompasses much more area than shown in this view. ... The renminbi (Traditional Chinese: 人民幣, Simplified Chinese: 人民币, literally means peoples currency) is the official currency of the Peoples Republic of China. ...


Langfang does not have a land port or airport, but is only a one-hour drive from Beijing Capital International Airport and the Tianjin New Port. Airport terminal architecture in Beijing Airport (July 2004 image) Beijing Capital International Airport (北京首都国际机场 Pinyin: Běijīng Shǒudū Guójì Jīchǎng) is an airport in Beijing, Peoples Republic of China. ...



Prefecture-level divisions of Hebei
Prefecture-level cities: Baoding | Cangzhou | Chengde | Handan | Hengshui
Langfang | Qinhuangdao | Shijiazhuang | Tangshan | Xingtai | Zhangjiakou
List of Hebei County-level divisions

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Langfang at AllExperts (230 words)
Langfang (廊坊), Hebei province, China, is a prefecture-level city located approximately midway between Beijing and Tianjin with a population of 3.85 million.
Langfang's economy is developing with an emphasis on computers and technology, such that some have dubbed it "China's Silicon Valley." One recent development is the Oriental University City (东方大学城).
Langfang does not have a land port or airport, but is only a one-hour drive from Beijing Capital International Airport and the Tianjin New Port.
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