province of the People's Republic of China (1949-)

Henan is a province of the People's Republic of China. It is in the central eastern part of China.[1] The name Henan means "south of the Yellow River." The capital of Henan is Zhengzhou.[1]

Henan in China

Its major cities are Anyang, Hebi, Jiaozuo, Kaifeng, Luohe, Luoyang, Nanyang, Pingdingshan, Puyang, Sanmenxia, Shangqiu, Xinxiang, Xinyang, Xuchang, Zhengzhou, Zhoukou and Zhumadian. Henan is now the province of China with the most people.

The abbreviation of Henan is Yu (豫) to remember a kingdom from history that was in the area, and also because another province also has "He" (河) in its name, Hebei (河北).


  1. 1.0 1.1 An Introduction to Chinese Provinces, china.org.cn, accessed July 2009