Jiande

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Jiande
建德市
County-level city
Chinese transcription(s)
 • Pinyin Jiàndé Shì
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture Hangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 311600

About this sound Jiande  is a county-level city in Zhejiang Province, China. It is under the administration of Hangzhou.

History[edit]

During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jiande was the capital of Yanzhou Prefecture (fu). On account of this, Jiande was often referred to as Yanzhou Fu (严州府). A transcription commonly seen in both French and English writing of the time was Yen-tcheou-fou, derived from French missionary writing.[1][2][3]

Transportation[edit]

Direct trains for freight link Jiande with Yiwu and Jinhua

Notes[edit]

Coordinates: 29°29′23″N 119°20′13″E / 29.4896°N 119.337°E / 29.4896; 119.337