Harbin (Chinese 哈爾濱 市 / 哈尔滨 市, pinyin Ha'erbin Shì, W.-G. Ha-erh-pin;? Russian Харбин / Harbin Pronunciation / i) is the capital of Heilongjiang Province (Amur Region), Manchuria, People's Republic China, on the river Songhua river with 3,279,454 residents in the metropolitan area (1 January 2006). In agglomeration, there are 4.8 million and a total area lived in 2010, 9.92 million people.