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|Kingdom of Haboek|
|1931 - 1936|
|Government Type||Monarchy under a puppet regime|
|Languages||Mandarin (majority) |
Haboek, known as the Kingdom of Haboek (Hankoel: 하북왕국, Handja: 河北王國, Mandarin: hobei wanggwok), was a short-lived puppet state of the Corean empire from 1931 to 1936. During its brief tenure, it was bordered by the Qing to the southwest, Poeja to the east, and Mongolia to the north. The state was formally dismantled in 1936 with the Treaty of Hansjang.
The term 河北 (Mandarin: hobei, Corean: haboek) literally means 'north of the river', referring to the province being north of the Yellow River. Prior to the Corean conquest, the territory initially consisting of Haboek was known as the Chihli province (Chinese: 直隸, Mandarin: zhikli).