Lin'an District

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View of Lin'an City from Gongchen Hill, 2014-02-14.JPG
Lin'an is located in Zhejiang
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 30°14′10″N 119°42′55″E / 30.23611°N 119.71528°E / 30.23611; 119.71528Coordinates: 30°14′10″N 119°42′55″E / 30.23611°N 119.71528°E / 30.23611; 119.71528
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Sub-provincial city Hangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Lin'an District (simplified Chinese: 临安区; traditional Chinese: 臨安區; pinyin: Lín'ān Qū) is a district of Hangzhou, the capital of Zhejiang Province, China. It is located in northwest Zhejiang covering the far western suburbs of Hangzhou, and borders Anhui province to the west and northwest. Lin'an held a population of 573,100 in 2014, over an area of 3,124 km2 (1,206 sq mi). The postal code is 311300, and the phone area code 0571.

May 2015, Lin'an was listed as the Top 100 Economic Potential City/County, ranking 73. Lin'an also voted as No. 16 Innovative County. After the promotion of Fu'yang, Lin'an was converted into the 10th district of Hangzhou in July 2017[citation needed]. The Lin'an government is located at 398 Yijin Street.

Lin'an is rich in natural resources, abundant in rainfall, and has a warm climate. All of these factors work together allowing the district to be covered with 71.3% forest. Such an ecological environment breeds more than 4,700 biological species. Mountains, lakes, forest, hot springs, caves, and other ancient remains are everywhere. The district's da'ming Mountain and Tianmu Mountain are its well-known attractions.


Lin'an was first set as a county back in Qin-Han era, as Kuaiji Yuhang County (会稽余杭县). East-Han Jianan 16th(AB), divided as Lin'shui County.

Geography and climate[edit]

The climate in Lin'an is temperate and humid subtropical monsoon. The annual average temperature is 16.0 °C (60.8 °F) with 1,460 mm (57 in) of precipitation.



As a mountain scale area, agriculture is the main branch of economy. Lin'an has been famous for little walnut, tianmu dried bamboos and tianmu mountain fog tea.



Higher education[edit]

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Notable people[edit]

  • Qian Liu (852-932), known as Qian Poliu during his childhood, was a warlord of the late Tang dynasty who founded the Wuyue kingdom.
  • Dong Chang (died 896), warlord who became a short-lived emperor in modern Zhejiang.

External links[edit]

  1. ^ "浙江农林大学". Retrieved 2017-09-10.