Provice: Zhejiang
Official Name: Zhèjiāngshěng
Status: Province
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Population: approx. 44 Million
Area: 101, 800 square kilometres
Location: Eastern China, neighbouring provinces are Shanghai, Jiangsu, Anhui, Jiangxi, Fujian
Capital: Hangzhou


Hangzhou with the west lake (Xihu) is said to be one of the most beautiful towns in China. The west lake is the main attraction of Hangzhou. For Chinese, probably the most romantic event is an evening walk at the sea shore. Hangzhou is also famous for his food (sweet-sour). Hangzhou is also famous for Longjing tea, no wonder there are many teahouses in Hangzhou.

Shaoxing is a main attraction for Japanese tourists because it is the birthplace of the famous Chinese author Lu Xun, who has studied in Japan. In Shaoxing you can visit Lu Xuns former residence.

Ningbo is an old harbour, - and commercial town in China and one of the first treaty-ports, which has bee open for the west.


most importan towns in Zhejiang province: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Shaoxing, Jiaxing, Huzhou and Wenzhou.

warm climate, mild winters, hot summers.

more than 99% of the population are Han Chinese.

Links: www.zhejiang.gov.cn/:
Official website of Zhejiang province (english/chinese)
China Internet Information Center

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