Dongtou District

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Dongtou

洞头区

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Dongtou
Dongtou
Dongtou is located in Zhejiang
Dongtou
Dongtou
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 27°50′10″N 121°09′25″E / 27.836°N 121.157°E / 27.836; 121.157Coordinates: 27°50′10″N 121°09′25″E / 27.836°N 121.157°E / 27.836; 121.157
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityWenzhou
Area
 • Total2,700.3 km2 (1,042.6 sq mi)
 • Land100.3 km2 (38.7 sq mi)
 • Water2,600 km2 (1,000 sq mi)
Population
 (2012)[1]
 • Total130,600
 • Density1,302.1/km2 (3,372/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Websitewww.dongtou.gov.cn

About this soundDongtou  (simplified Chinese: 洞头区; traditional Chinese: 洞頭區; pinyin: Dòngtóu Qū) is a district consisting of 168[1] islands in the East China Sea, and is under the jurisdiction of prefecture-level city of Wenzhou, in southern Zhejiang province, China. It has a total area of 2,700.3 km2 (1,042.6 sq mi), of which 100.3 km2 (38.7 sq mi) is land, and, as of 2012, had a population of 130,600.[1] It was known as Dongtou County (洞头县) until 2 September 2015, when, with the approval of the State Council, it was converted to a district.

Economy[edit]

Dongtou possesses the second-largest fishery in Zhejiang, reaching an area of about 4,800 km2 (1,900 sq mi),[1] and is known as the "Hijiki capital of China" (中国羊栖菜之乡) as well as the "Seaweed capital of Zhejiang" (浙江紫菜之乡).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f 走进洞头. Dongtou People's Government (in Chinese). Retrieved 14 June 2018.

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