Suizhou

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For the historical prefecture in modern Shaanxi province, China, see Suizhou (historical prefecture).
Suizhou
随州市
Prefecture-level city
Location of Suizhou City in Hubei
Location of Suizhou City in Hubei
Suizhou is located in Hubei
Suizhou
Suizhou
Location of the city centre in Hubei
Coordinates: 31°41′N 113°23′E / 31.683°N 113.383°E / 31.683; 113.383Coordinates: 31°41′N 113°23′E / 31.683°N 113.383°E / 31.683; 113.383
Country People's Republic of China
Province Hubei
County-level divisions 2
Township-level divisions 54
Municipal seat Zengdu District
Government
 • CPC Secretary Ma Qingming (马清明)
 • Mayor Liu Xiaoming
Area
 • Total 9,636 km2 (3,720 sq mi)
Elevation 71 m (232 ft)
Population (2004)
 • Total 2,580,000
 • Density 270/km2 (690/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Area code(s) 722

Suizhou (simplified Chinese: 随州; traditional Chinese: 隨州; pinyin: Suízhōu), formerly Sui County (simplified Chinese: 随县; traditional Chinese: 隨縣; pinyin: Suí Xiàn), is a prefecture-level city in northern Hubei province, People's Republic of China, bordering Henan province to the north and east.

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Suizhou administers 2 county-level divisions, including 1 district and 1 county-level city.

These are further divided into 54 township-level divisions, including 36 towns, 11 townships and 7 subdistricts.

History[edit]

Ancient bronze concert bells,was found in Zengdu District, Suizhou City. Originals are now kept in the provincial museum in Wuhan.

Suizhou has a long history. During the Spring and Autumn Period and Warring States Period (771−221 BCE), it was the territory of the State of Sui/Zeng and within the cultural sphere of the State of Chu. As a prefecture-level city Suizhou has a short history with its current status only granted by the State Council in June 2000.

Transport[edit]

Suizhou is served by the Hankou–Danjiangkou Railway.

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