Hegang ('Crane Hill' in Chinese) is located Heilongjiang province in northeastern China. It is one of China's major coal-producing centers.
The city is rich in natural resources, with proven reserves of 3 billion tons of coal, estimated to last at least 100 years.
Hegang is a mountain city, with mountainous regions making up 70 percent of its total area. High quality timber such as Korean pine and Manchurian ash grow in these natural forests, as well as edible mountain herbs and ginseng.