Nunkiang (both: nŭn`jyäng`), former province (c.26,000 sq mi/67,340 sq km), NE China. The capital was Qiqihar (Tsitsihar). It was one of nine provinces established by the Nationalist government in Manchuria in 1945. It was bordered on the south by the Songhua River and crossed by the Nen (Nonni) River. In 1950, Nenjiang was absorbed by Heilongjiang prov. The name sometimes appears as Nen-chiang.