Hebi, meaning the Crane Cliffs in Chinese, gets its name from the legend of “red crowned crane perching on the cliffs of south mountains in the city”. Situated in northern part of Henan Province and founded in 1957, Hebi City governs Xunxian County, Qixian County, Qibin District, Shancheng District, Heshan District and Hebi National Economic and Technological Development Zone, with an area of 2182 km2 and a population of 1.6 million.
Hebi is a city with a long history and a glorious culture. It ever was the capitals of the late Shang Dynasty (1600 BC--1046 BC) and the Wei Kingdom, Zhao Kingdom in Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period (770 BC--221 BC). Xunxian County, named Liyang before, is a national famous historic and cultural city. The Great Buddha Stone Statue at Dapi Mountain was built 1600 years ago and is honored as the statue of the oldest in all China and the earliest in north China. Xunxian temple fair has a history of over 1600 years and is called the first temple fair in north China. Qixian County, named Zhaoge before, is one of the places where Yinshang cultures originated. Yunmeng Mountain has the name of the first Military Academy in China where Guiguzi, a famous philosopher during the Waring States Period (475 BC--221 BC) educated many talents as Suqin, Sunbin, Maosui etc. Qihe River has the name of “river of poems, history and ecology”. The Book of Songs, the earliest collection of poems in China, contains 39 episodes describing its beauty. The greatest poets such as Li Bai, Du Fu and Su Shi wrote over 1000 poems praising the river. The crucian carps, duck eggs with rings in the yolks and rabdosia rubesens (a traditional Chinese herb medicine) are named the Three Treasures of Qihe River which were tributes to the imperial courts before.
Hebi is a city with convenient transportations and advantageous locations. Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, Beijing-Hongkong-Macau Expressway, No 107 National Highway and Beijing-Guangzhou High-speed Railway run from north to south. Puyang-Hebi Expressway, Hebi-Huixian Expressway, Huguan-Taiqian Highway and the coal transportation railway from central and southern Shanxi Province to the coast run form west to east. The Double Cross shaped railway and expressway transportation backbone is formed in Hebi.
Hebi is a promising city in rapid developing. Hebi was founded for its coal industry and now has 3 main industries, i.e. coal-power-chemical-material, automobile parts, food and 2 booming industries, i.e. electronics and magnesium deep processing. In recent years, Hebi has been pursuing the objective of taking the lead of rising in Henan Province, speeding up the construction of the new industrial foundation and new city frame, actively building the important provincial and national modern coal chemical industrial base, the automobile and auto parts industrial base, the safe green food industrial base, the electronics industrial base and the China Magnesium Valley, quickening the construction of the city in unit composition form of “one core, two sub-centers and multi-satellite towns”, over-all planning the balanced development of industries, urban and rural areas, new and old city districts, economics, society and ecology, continuously improving the development level and people’s happiness. In the process of sound and rapid development, Hebi will explore a way of coordinated developing of industrialization, Creating advantages continuously, Propelling development upgradingly，urbanization and agricultural modernization in Henan Province and make positive contribution to the construction of the Central Plains Economic Region and the revitalizing of Henan Province.
Excellent Tourism City in China
Favorable Habitat Environment Award in China
First National Circular Economy Pilot Municipalities
First National Circular Economy Standard Pilot Municipalities
Nationwide Building Energy-saving Demonstration City
National Renewable Building Energy Demonstration City
The National Comprehensive Agricultural Standardization Demonstration City
National Urban-rural Employment Pilot City
First National Entrepreneurial City
National Urban-rural Assistance System Demonstration City
Outstanding City Of Comprehensive Management On Social Security in China
Urban-rural Integration Pilot Municipalities in Henan Province
Sustainable Development Experimental Zone in Henan
Outstanding Opening-up City in Henan
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