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contributed by Johnny Andersson, 9 September 2005
adapted by André Coutanche, 9 September 2005
Source: Brightsun Technical Company (flag link inactive)
contributed by Valentin Poposki, 11 September 2005
Source: Harbin Railway Bureau
In Harbin festivals are carried out: the annual Ice Lantern Festival, centred on Zhaolin Park, is held from January 5 to February 5. The park becomes a fairytale landscape with magnificent sculptures and sometimes entire buildings, complete with stairways, arches and bridges, made of ice, carved with chainsaws and picks, and often with coloured lights inside them to heighten the psychedelic effect.
In summer, Harbin hosts a classical and traditional music festival from the middle to the end of July, during which orchestras and smaller groups play in the city's eight theatres.
Perhaps, this is an logo (and a flag) of the festivals?
Mikhail Revnivtsev, 10 September 2005
Harbin city is the capital city of Heilongjiang province. It is one of the
biggest cities in the world by its size, covering 53,069 sq.km. It has
9,271,000 citizens. The administrative structure of China is pretty unique.
There are 33 first-level units - 22 Provinces, 5 Autonomous Regions, 2 Special
Administrative Regions and 4 Independent Cities. In second level there are
Prefectures, Autonomous Prefectures, Cities in Prefectural Level (like Harbin
is) and Leagues (in Inner Mongolia only). In third level there are Counties,
Autonomous Counties, Cities in County Level, Districts (in cities only),
Banners (in Inner Mongolia only) and Autonomous Banners (in Inner Mongolia
only). In fourth level there are Townships, Villages, Ethnic Townships, Ethnic
Villages. There are also different special units in different levels - Ports,
Special Zones etc.
Valentin Poposki, 10 September 2005