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Handan is a medium-sized city located in the southern part of Hebei Province in China. It is 163 kilometers away from Shijiazhuang, the provincial capital of Hebei province. The city administration governs four districts, the city itself and 14 counties. The entire administered area is 12,000 square kilometers, and the main urban area is 457 square kilometers.

The city has a total population of 8.9 million. In the past, it was the capital of the Zhou Kingdom. The city has a history of more than 2,500 years, and is considered one of China's historical and cultural cities. There are many archaeological sites and ancient places of interest.

Handan was the capital city of the Zhao Kingdom that was one of the strongest states during the Warring States Period. Many renowned historical figures were born and brought up here such as the First Emperor of China, Qinshihuang ; Emperor Wuling of the Zhao Dynasty about who it was said "He Practices Horse Riding and Arrow Shooting in Hu's Garbs," and Lian Po and Lin Xiangru who figure in the story "The General and the Premier Make Up".

Handan has many places for you to tour and enjoy, including as many as 400 cultural heritage sites and 100 important attractions. You can visit Wuling Cong Tai Terrace, the Golden Millet Dream, Lu Xian Ancestral Hall, Toddler Bridge,Xiangtangshan Grottoes,Zhao Wang City,and Huche Lane.

The city is called an "Excellent Tourism City," a "National Garden City," "National Double-supported Model City," the "City of Idiom," the "City of Prose" and the "City of Tai Chi." The city is approved by the State Council with local legislative power.

Telephone area code: 0310
Postal zip code: 056002
City flower: China rose.

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Jingniang Lake is an enchanting land with green hills and clear water. It is located in the northwest of Wuan city and about 37 miles away from Handan City. Its name originated from the touching story of Zhao Kuangyin, the first emperor of the Song Dynasty ...Read More
In December 23rd, 2009, Fosun Pharmaceutical Co., ltd and Handan Moluodan Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd (abbreviated as Moluodan Pharma ) held a formal grand agreement signing ceremony in Handan Hotel in Handan. According to the agreement, Fosun will cooperate with ...Read More
Coke oven No. 1 of Handan-Baosteel Ltd. turned out smoothly the first heat of quality coke a few days ago. As the first major project of Handan-Baosteel built and put into production, it was constructed in the shortest time compared with similar coke oven ...Read More

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