, city (1994 est. pop. 894,000), SW Hebei prov., China. Its position as a communication and transportation center has led to significant industrial growth.
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a city in North China, in Hopeh Province. Population, 500,000 (1970). Hantan is a highway junction and has a station on the Peking-Canton railroad line. Enterprises include a metallurgical combine, plants for the manufacture of diesel engines and petroleum equipment, the Hankuan machinery plant, spinning and weaving factories, a plant for the production of dyes, and a cement plant. Hard coal is mined in the region, in the Fengfeng basin, and iron ore is also extracted.