Shijiazhuang is the capital and largest city of North China’s Hebei Province. Administratively a prefecture-level city, it is about 280 kilometers (170 mi) south of Beijing. Shijiazhuang Prefecture contains the Shijiazhuang metropolitan area, the Jingxing Mining District, five county-level cities, and twelve counties, and has a total population of 10 million, with 2.88 million in the metro area in 2010. Shijiazhuang is a newly industrialized city. It experienced dramatic growth after the founding of the People’s Republic of China in 1949. The population of the metropolitan area has more than quadrupled in only 30 years. It is a central hub of transportation routes.
Shijiazhuang is one of the advanced cities in vitalizing by technology & education in the county .It has a strong force of science and technology. The scientific and technological contribution to the economic growth is the first in the whole province. The newly constructed cultural and sports facilities such as Hebei Arts Center , Hebei Museum, Hebei Science & Technology Hall, Hebei Stadium, Yutong International Sports Center and zhending National Table-tennis Training Base satisfy the spiritual and cultural requirements of the people . Wuqiao International Acrobatic Festival, which is held every another year. It has become a grant international acrobatic festival gathering the essence of the acrobatics all over the world.
Shijiazhuang is located in south-central Hebei province in China, and is part of the Bohai Economic Rim. The latitude of the prefecture ranges from 37° 27′ to 38° 47′ N, the longitude 113° 30′ to 115° 20′ E.
The city has a continental, monsoon-influenced semi-arid climate, characterized by hot, humid summers due to the East Asian monsoon, and generally cold, windy. Spring can bear witness to sandstorms
blowing in from the Mongolian steppe, accompanied by rapidly warming, but generally dry, conditions. Autumn is similar to spring in temperature and lack of rainfall. January averages −2.3 °C (27.9 °F), while July averages 26.8 °C (80.2 °F); the annual mean is 13.4 °C (56.1 °F). More than half of the annual rainfall occurs in July and August alone.
Rail and Roads: Shijiazhuang is a transportation hub: it is at the intersection point of the -Guangzhou, Taiyuan-Dezhou, and Shuozhou-Huanghua railroads and many expressways, including the
Beijing-Shenzhen and Taiyuan-Cangzhou Expressways.
Airport: The Shijiazhuang Zhengding International Airport is the province’s center of air transportation. It is located about 30 kilometers northeast of the city and can accommodate all types of medium and large-sized aircraft. Presently there are 32 domestic routes arriving at and departing from Shijiazhuang, including destinations such as Shanghai, Shenzhen, Dalian, Hong Kong, and other medium and large cities. In addition, the airport services 12 international destinations including four routes to Russia. The airport is currently being expanded and will be capable of being an alternate airport to Beijing Capital International Airport.
Hebei Medical University is about 3 km from downtown, 6 km from railway station, 40 km from Shijiazhuang ZhengDing international airport, 280 km from Beijing. It only takes one and a half hour by train from Shijiazhuang to Beijing.