Zhonglou District

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Zhonglou
钟楼区
District
Zhonglou is located in Jiangsu
Zhonglou
Zhonglou
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°47′41″N 119°54′32″E / 31.7948°N 119.9090°E / 31.7948; 119.9090Coordinates: 31°47′41″N 119°54′32″E / 31.7948°N 119.9090°E / 31.7948; 119.9090
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Changzhou
Area
 • Total 71 km2 (27 sq mi)
Population (2001)
 • Total 320,000
 • Density 4,500/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 213002

Zhonglou District (simplified Chinese: 钟楼区; traditional Chinese: 鐘樓區; pinyin: Zhōnglóu Qū; literally: "clocktower") is one of five districts under the jurisdiction of Changzhou in Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. The local language is the Changzhou dialect of Wu Chinese. The postal code for the district is 213002. Zhonglou covers an area of 71 square kilometers. In 2001 the total population was recorded at 320,000 people.

It is also the location of the Nan Da Jie shopping mall (Chinese: 南大街; pinyin: Nán Dà Jiē; literally: "south big street"), one of the unofficial centers of the city. Nan Da Jie is home to many restaurants and chain stores as well as a number of educational companies and apartment complexes.

The district takes its name from a large belfry that once stood in the area.[1]

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