Qiqihar

Qiqihar (simplified Chinese: 齐齐哈尔; traditional Chinese: 齊齊哈爾; pinyin: Qíqíhā'ěr) is the second-largest city in the Heilongjiang province of China, in the west central part of the province. The built-up (or metro) area made up of Longsha, Tiefeng and Jianhua districts had 959,787 inhabitants, while the total population of the prefecture-level city was shrinking to 4,067,489 as of the 2020 census (5,367,003 as of 2010).[1] These are mainly Han Chinese, though the city is also home to thirty-four minorities including Manchus, Daur, and Mongols.[2]

Qiqihar
齐齐哈尔市
Ch'i-ch'i-ha-erh, Tsitsihar
Nickname(s): 
The Crane City (鹤城)
Location of Qiqihar City (yellow) in Heilongjiang (light grey) and China
Qiqihar
Location of the city centre in Heilongjiang
Coordinates (Qiqihar municipal government): 47°21′18″N 123°55′06″E
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHeilongjiang
County-level divisions16
towns and townships156
villages1361
Established1125
Municipal seatJianhua District
Government
  TypePrefecture-level city
  CPC Qiqihar SecretarySun Shen (孙珅)
  MayorLi Yugang (李玉刚)
Area
  Prefecture-level city42,205.82 km2 (16,295.76 sq mi)
  Urban
4,039.3 km2 (1,559.6 sq mi)
  Metro
970.3 km2 (374.6 sq mi)
Elevation
147 m (482 ft)
Population
 (2020 census)
  Prefecture-level city5,367,003
  Density130/km2 (330/sq mi)
  Urban
1,350,434
  Urban density330/km2 (870/sq mi)
  Metro
959,787
  Metro density990/km2 (2,600/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+08:00 (China Standard)
Postal code
161000
Area code(s)0452
ISO 3166 codeCN-HL-02
GDPCNY 106.58billion
License Plate黑B
Administrative division code230200
ClimateDwa
Website
Qiqihar
Chinese name
Simplified Chinese齐齐哈尔
Traditional Chinese齊齊哈爾
PostalTsitsihar
Manchu name
Manchu scriptᠴᡳᠴᡳᡤᠠᡵ
RomanizationCicigar

Close to Qiqihar are numerous wetlands and the Zhalong Nature Reserve, famous in China for being home to numerous red-crowned cranes.