Location of Putian in Fujian
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• CPC Secretary||Yang Gensheng|
|• Deputy Mayor||Liang Jianyong|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||2,860,000|
|• Density||680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
|- Total||CNY 167.0billion (USD 25.70billion)|
|- per capita||CNY 58,596 (USD 9,014)|
|License Plate Prefixes||闽B|
|Local variety||Puxian Min|
Putian (Chinese: 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, China. It borders Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait's Xinghai Bay to the east. The Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.
Putian was first founded as an administrative area in the year of 568 as a county during the Liang Dynasty.
Putian was later re-estalished as a military adminitrative division during the Song Dynasty with the migration of Han Chinese military families and soldiers into the area from Northern China during the period.
The city greatly prospered during the Ming Dynasty.
Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District (城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. The municipal region comprises three other districts and one county:
Languages and ethnic groups
The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.
Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods. In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes and the domination of Chinese private healthcare.
College and universities
- 莆田市2015年国民经济和社会发展统计公报 (in Chinese). Putian Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-05-03.
- Litchi City Putian
- China today
- Schmidle, Nicholas (2010-08-19). "Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2010.
- "The Putian phenomenon". Week in China. HSBC. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
- "Baidu’s "moral dilemma" – How a Cancer Case aroused National Attention". China Spoon. 2014-06-20. Retrieved 5 May 2016.
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