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Zhejiang (浙江) is a southeast coastal province of China. Zhejiang means winding river in Chinese.

Province Abbreviation(s): Xx
Capital Hangzhou
 - Total
 - % water
Ranked 24th
101,800 km²
 - Total (2000)
 - Density
Ranked 10th
Administration Type Province

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Zhejiang is on the south side of the Yangtze river delta and is close to Shanghai (which is located north of the province).

The southern end of the Grand Canal of China is located in Hangzhou.

Zhejiang is divided into ten cities and one prefecture at the provincial level: Hangzhou, Ningbo, Wenzhou[?], Jiaxing[?], Huzhou[?], Shaoxing[?], Jinhua[?], Quzhou[?], Zhoushan[?], Taizhou[?], and Liushui Prefecture[?]. There are also 39 counties, 25 cities, and 24 districts at the county level.


The province is also known as the "Land of Fish and Rice", and also produces silk and tea. Significant mechanical manufacturing happens there as well.

Commercial ports, by order of importance: Ningbo, Wenzhou, Zhoushan.



Like Fujian, Zhejiang is extremely linguistically diverse. The inhabitants of Zhejiang speak Wu dialect[?] but with the dialect becoming unintelligible every few kilometers.

The She[?] and Hui nationalities are the two largest minorities.


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