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Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• CPC Secretary||Yang Gensheng|
|• Deputy Mayor||Liang Jianyong|
|• Total||4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|- Total||CNY 69.172 billion (USD 10.14 billion)|
|- per capita||CNY 24,271 (USD 3,557)|
|License Plate Prefixes||闽B|
|Local dialect||Puxian Min|
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.
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
The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.
Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods. In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes.
College and universities
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