Beihua University Faculty of Medicine

Jilin City, China – BHUFM Located City


Jilin City is the second-largest city and former capital of Jilin province in Northeast China. Ii is a prefecture-level city and the only major city nationally that shares its name with its province. Jilin City is also known as the River City because of the Songhua River surrounding much of the city. In 2007, it co-hosted the Asian Winter Games.

Jilin City which is situated in a hilly area near the Songhua River is among one of the oldest cities in Northeast China. There are four famous mountains surrounding Jilin City, which is North Mountain in the west, Long Tan Mountain in the east, Zhuque Mountain in the North, and Turtle Mountain in the south, plus Songhua River, it forms a bagua in Taiji pattern. 

Jilin City has a four-season, monsoon-influenced, humid continental climate. Winters are long (lasting from November to March), cold, and windy, but dry. Spring and autumn are somewhat short transitional periods, with some precipitation, but are usually dry and windy. Summers are hot and humid, with a prevailing southeasterly wind. And average temperature is 3.9 centigrade degree.

Jilin, a city with many abundant resources, such as The Three Treasures of the Northeast (ginseng, mink and velvet), is a popular destination for tourists to come each winter to view the magnificent rime ice on trees along the banks of the Songhua River, (the river is the only river in the region that does not freeze in winter). The rime ice is a natural phenomenon that occurs every year during January and February. The winter sports in Jilin City are full of interests, such as skiing, skating, sledding, snowboarding, and winter swim.

Jilin is served by the Jilin Railway Station. Jilin Railway Station is on the East-West Changchun-Tumen Railway mainline and provides convenient access to many cities around China, including Beijing, Tianjin, Dalian, Jinan, and Hangzhou. Services to Harbin, Changchun and Shenyang are also frequent and convenient through the Harbin-Dalian high-speed rail and its branch from Changchun to Jilin.

Population: 4.41million

Temperature: average 3.9 °C (39.02°F)