Heilongjiang is a province of China located in the northeastern part of the country. The flat interior part of the province grows soybeans, maize, wheat, beets, flax and sunflowers. Farms are small and long skinny rectangles in shape, surrounding regularly spaced villages. The image was acquired September 9, 2005, is located at 45.4 degrees north latitude, 126.1 degrees east longitude, and covers an area of 19 x 22 km.
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