Location of Fuzhou within Jiangxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Mayor||Xìe Yìsēn|
|• Land||18,800 km2 (7,300 sq mi)|
|Elevation||45 m (147 ft)|
|• Density||196.81/km2 (509.7/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|Licence plate prefixes||赣F|
The Fuzhou Prefecture-level City is located to the south of the provincial capital Nanchang. Its total area is 18,800 km2 (7,300 sq mi). Its population is 3,700,000 people. The area is located northwest of the Wuyi Mountains, and is drained by the Fu River (Fuhe), which flows northwest and north, to the Poyang Lake (in the neighboring Nanchang Prefecture).
The main industries in the area are food, textiles, food processing and light-modeled cars.
District (区, qu):
- Linchuan (临川), the seat of the municipal government, CPC and Public Security bureaux and Intermediate People's Court.
Counties (县, xian):
- Nancheng (南城)
- Nanfeng (南丰)
- Lichuan (黎川)
- Chongren (崇仁)
- Le'an (乐安)
- Yihuang (宜黄)
- Jinxi (金溪)
- Zixi (资溪)
- Guangchang (广昌)
- Dongxiang (东乡)
- On 23 May 2010, a train traveling from Shanghai to Guilin derailed here due to landslides damaging the track.
- On 26 May 2011, three explosions struck government buildings. Two people were killed and at least six injured in the blasts. The cause of the blasts is being investigated.
Fuzhou is historically important as the home (specifically Lichuan) of Wang Anshi, the famous reformist prime minister of Song Dynasty, Zeng Gong, an influential scholar and historian of the Song Dynasty, and Tang Xianzu, the great Ming Dynasty dramatist.
- (Chinese) Official Website
- Jiang, Steven (26 May 2011). "2 dead after bomb blasts in eastern Chinese city". CNN. Retrieved 2011-05-26.