Abbreviated as Ji, with Changchun as its capital, Jilin Province lies in the middle of Northeast China, covering an area of 187,400 square kilometers, which accounts for 1.95% of the whole country. In 2004, the population of Jilin Province was 27,085,000 and GDP reached RMB ￥ 295.82billion, accounting for 2.08% and 1.81% of the whole country respectively.
The name “Jilin” is shortened from the Manchu language “Jilinwula” meaning along the river.
Jilin Province possesses beautiful landscape, rare plants and animals, outstanding talents, rich tourism resources, and is characterized by wonderful, crude and simple natural scenery. Here visitors can find lofty Mountain Changbai, vast grassland, dotted rivers and lakes, fairy snow world, the Sino-Russian and Sino-Korean frontier landscape and numerous cultural relics.