Shengzhou

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For the prefecture in imperial China called Shengzhou (昇州), see Nanjing.
Shengzhou
嵊州市
County-level city
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Shaoxing
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shengzhou (Simplified Chinese: 嵊州, Traditional Chinese: 嵊州, pinyin: Shèngzhōu) is a county-level city in central Zhejiang inland south of the Hangzhou Bay, and is the south-eastern part of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the provincial capital of Hangzhou through the Hangzhou-Ningbo、Shangyu-Sanmen Expressway.

Administration[edit]

The city executive, legislature and judiciary are in the street committee (街道, jiedao), together with the CPC and PSB branches.

Economy[edit]

The city is the national and international top producer of ties. (source: http://www.cibmagazine.com.cn/Region/index.asp?id=835&tough_times_in_tie_city.html)

Art[edit]

Shengzhou is the cradleland of Yue opera, the second most popular Chinese opera form. It is also a place famous for its Go game activities. There are famous prefessional players of Go game who are from Shengzhou, such as Ma Xiaochun and Yu Bing.

Administrative divisions[edit]

Towns (镇, zhen)[edit]

  • Sanjie (三界)
  • Xiawang (下王)
  • Pukou (浦口)
  • Huangze (黄泽)
  • Beizhang (北漳)
  • Jinting (金庭)
  • Jiangzhen (蒋镇)
  • Cangyan (苍岩)
  • Ganlin (甘霖)
  • Boji (博济)
  • Kaiyuan (开元)
  • Changle (长乐)
  • Shihuang (石璜)
  • Furun (富润)
  • Chongren (崇仁)
  • Gulai (谷来)
  • Xianyan (仙岩)

Food[edit]

Shengzhou is famous for its variety of local snacks and southeast China style dishes. Examples include: Xiaolongbao (小笼包), Doufubao (豆腐包) Youtiao, and Shengzhou Chaoniangao (嵊州炒年糕).

Coordinates: 29°36′N 120°49′E / 29.600°N 120.817°E / 29.600; 120.817