Shengzhou

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For the prefecture in imperial China called Shengzhou (嵊州), see Nanjing.
Shengzhou
嵊州市
County-level city
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Shaoxing
Area
 • County-level city 1,789.07 km2 (690.76 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,789.07 km2 (690.76 sq mi)
 • Metro 3,002.06 km2 (1,159.10 sq mi)
Population (2010 census[1])
 • County-level city 679,762
 • Density 380/km2 (980/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Shengzhou (Chinese: 嵊州; pinyin: Shèngzhōu), formerly Shengxian or Sheng County, is a county-level city in central Zhejiang, 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. At the 2010 census, its population was 679,762, but 1,060,206 lived in the built-up area made of Shengzhou City and Xinchang County largely being conurbated.

Economy[edit]

The city is the national and international top producer of ties.[2]

Art[edit]

Shengzhou is the origin of the Yue opera, the second most popular Chinese opera.

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).

References[edit]

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