Meihekou is a city of 600,000 in southwestern Jilin
Jilin , is a province of the People's Republic of China located in the northeastern part of the country. Jilin borders North Korea and Russia to the east, Heilongjiang to the north, Liaoning to the south, and Inner Mongolia to the west...

 province, Northeast China
Northeast China
Northeast China, historically known in English as Manchuria, is a geographical region of China, consisting of the three provinces of Liaoning, Jilin and Heilongjiang. The region is sometimes called the Three Northeast Provinces...

. It is a regional transport hub, connecting three railway lines, all of which are single track, and 2 national highways. The city is also a major lorry transshipment point in the region as it is also the junction of two trunk roads, connected to Liaoyuan
Liaoyuan is a prefecture-level city in the west of Jilin province in Northeast China, bounded on the west by Liaoning province. Liaoyuan city lies some 100 km southeast of Changchun, the capital of Jilin province. Covering an area of 5,125 square kilometers, Liaoyuan is the smallest among the...

 in the northwest.

The city comes under the jurisdiction of Tonghua
-Economy:Traditionally, Tonghua occupied a railhub position in a region of China noted for trade in only three agricultural commodities. These were ginseng, marten furs and deer antler products. In the 1980s Tonghua had some success with a wine distillery producing sweet, sticky red wines that...



Meihekou is located in southwestern Jilin province at latitudes 42° 08' to 43° 02' N and longitudes 125° 15' to 126° 03' E, stretching 97 kilometres (60.3 mi) north–south and 35 kilometres (21.7 mi) west–east. It is situated in the western foothills of the Changbai Mountains
Changbai Mountains
The Changbai Mountain Range or Jangbaek Mountain Range are a mountain range on the border between China and North Korea...

 and on the upper reaches of the Huifa River (辉发河). Bordering county-level divisions are Huinan County
Huinan County
Huinan County is a county of southwestern Jilin province, Northeast China. It is under the administration of Tonghua City.-Administrative Divisions:Towns:...

 to the east, Liuhe County
Liuhe County
Liuhe County is a county of southwestern Jilin province, Northeast China. It is under the administration of Tonghua city.-Administrative Divisions:Towns:...

 to the south and southeast, Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County
Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County
Qingyuan Manchu Autonomous County , or simply Qingyuan County is one of the three counties under the administration of Fushun City, in the east of Liaoning Province, Northeast China...

 (Liaoning province) to the southwest, Dongfeng County
Dongfeng County
Dongfeng County is located in southwestern Jilin province, Northeast China and is under the administration of Liaoyuan City.It is mainly agricultural with the main crops being wheat and maize ....

 to the west and northwest.


Administrative Divisions

  • Xinhua Subdistrict (新华街道), Jiefang Subdistrict (解放街道), Guangming Subdistrict (光明街道), Heping Subdistrict (和平街道), Fumin Subdistrict (福民街道)

  • Shancheng (山城镇), Hailong (海龙镇), Hongmei (红梅镇), Jinhua (进化镇), Xinhe (新合镇), Shuguang (曙光镇), Zhonghe, Meihekou (中和镇), Yizuoying (一座营镇), Shuidao (水道镇), Yezhuhe (野猪河镇), Kangdaying (康大营镇), Heishantou (黑山头镇), Niuxinding (牛心顶镇), Dawan (大湾镇)

  • Lilu Township (李炉乡), Shuangquan Township (双泉乡), Sibashi Township (四八石乡), Chengnan Township (城南乡), Yimin Township (义民乡), Xingling Township (杏岭乡), Jile Township (吉乐乡), Shuangxing Township (双兴乡), Xinghua Township (兴华乡), Jiangjiajie Township (姜家街乡), Wanlong Township (湾龙乡), Xiaoyang Manchu and Korean Ethnic Township (小杨满族朝鲜族乡), Huayuan Korean Ethnic Township (花园朝鲜族乡)


Meihekou is a regional transport hub, connecting the Shenji (Shenyang–Jilin; 沈吉铁路), the Simei (Siping–Meihekou; 四梅铁路), and the Meiji (Meihekou–Ji'an 梅集铁路) Railways. The highways that pass through the area are the Heida (Heihe–Dalian) Highway and the Jixi (Ji'an–Xilinhot) Highway.

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