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Hinggan

Hinggan,   Hingan both: hĭng´gän´ [key], or Hsing-an shēng´än´ [key], former province (c.100,000 sq mi/259,000 sq km), NE China. The capital was Hailar. The region, a part of Manchuria, is bordered on the north by the Amur River and on the west by the Argun River both separate it from Siberia. There are immense coal and timber reserves. In 1950, Hinggan became part of Heilongjiang prov.

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