Shijiazhuang is the capital of Hebei Province. It's also the center of provincial politics, economy, science and technology, culture, finance, trade and information. Located in North China Plain, it is 280 kilometer south of Beijing, the national capital.
The urban area is 455 square kilometers with 2.1 million citizens. Now it governs 6 districts, 12 counties, 5 couty-level cities and 1 national-level high-tech development zone.