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Shijiazhuang 石家庄 - Hebei Province
Shijiazhuang is the capital and largest city of North China's Hebei province and is about 280 kilometres (170 mi) southwest of Beijing. It is a central hub of transportation routes. The city is home to a large garrison of military troops situated to protect Beijing. It has a number of PLA colleges and universities. Shijiazhuang is headquarters of the 27th Group Army of the People's Liberation Army, one of the three group armies that comprise the Beijing Military Region responsible for defending China's capital. Shijiazhuang has some of the worst air pollution in the world.