东北平原 The Northeast Plain
The Northeast Plain
The Northeast Plain surrounded by mountains and rivers has boundless fertile fields. With an area of about 350,000 km2, it is the biggest plain in China.
The Northeast Plain is famous for its black soil, which contains a lot of organic substances. People describe it in such words as "oil will leak out if you nip the soil; even a branch can bud in it".
The Northeast Plain is the most important grain producing area in China, but it also contains oil, coal and other mineral resources. The famous Daqing Oilfield is located in the north of the plain.