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Prefecture-level city
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Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Putian is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
 • CPC Secretary Yang Gensheng
 • Deputy Mayor Liang Jianyong
 • Total 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 2,860,000
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 351100
Area code(s) 0594
GDP 2009[1]
 - Total CNY 69.172 billion (USD 10.14 billion)
 - per capita CNY 24,271 (USD 3,557)
 - Growth Increase 14.5%
License Plate Prefixes B
Local dialect Puxian Min
Website www.putian.gov.cn

Putian (Chinese: 莆田; pinyin: Pútián) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east.[2]


Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District (城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. The municipal region comprises three other districts and one county:

Languages and ethnic groups[edit]

The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.

Puxian Min is the largest dialect spoken in Putian. It is a dialect of Min, a Chinese language.


Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods.[3] In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes.[4]

Notable people[edit]


Meizhou Island, most famous for being the legendary birthplace of the goddess Matsu, is located closely offshore of Putian.

College and universities[edit]


  1. ^ a b "莆田市2009年国民经济和社会发展统计公报" (in Simplified Chinese). Putian Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Litchi City Putian
  3. ^ China today
  4. ^ Schmidle, Nicholas (2010-08-19). "Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  5. ^ [1]

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