H ebei, Ji for short, has Shijiazhuang as its provincial capital. Under the jurisdiction of the States of Zhao and Yan almost throughout the Warring States Period, Hebei gained its name of Yanzhao. Located in northern China, Hebei lies to the north of the Zhang River, borders on the Bohai Sea to the east, and almost encircles Beijing and Tianjin completely. The province, covering an area of 188,800 km2, extends westward into the Taihang Mountains, and has the Yan Mountains and Zhangbei Plateau to the north in its northern part, with the Hebei Plain constituting its remaining part. Read More Below.