Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture

Updated: March 19, 2021

Yanbian Korean autonomous prefecture is under provincial jurisdiction and is the home of the Korean ethnic group. It is in eastern Jilin, close to Russia and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK), so it is an important site for foreign trade.

It covers 43,474 square kilometers and has a population of 2.15 million, with 780,000 people of Korean ethnic group, or 36 percent of the population, and who have a high higher level of education than many other Chinese ethnic groups.

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It is in the Changbai Mountains area and contains lumber, water resources, and minerals. It has a cultural heritage and tourism resources, notably its folk activities centered on Korean history and culture.

The city recorded annual GDP of 90.1 billion yuan ($13.5 billion) in 2020.

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