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County-level city
The city wall of Linhai, next to the Ling River
The city wall of Linhai, next to the Ling River
Country China
Province Zhejiang
Prefecture-level city Taizhou
 • County-level city 2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
 • Urban 2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
 • Metro 2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • County-level city 1,028,813
 • Density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,028,813
 • Urban density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,028,813
 • Metro density 470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Linhai (simplified Chinese: 临海; traditional Chinese: 臨海; pinyin: Línhǎi; Tai-chow dialect: Ling-he) is a county-level city in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province situated on the banks of the Lin River in Eastern China.

At the 2010 census, its population was 1,028,813 inhabitants even though its built-up (or metro) area is much smaller.

Its Cathedral of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is the episcopal see of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Linhai.

History and sights[edit]

Ziyang ancient street

Its wall attracts many tourists. According to the tickets for access to the wall, construction of the wall, originally over 6 kilometres (3.7 miles) long, began in the Jin Dynasty (265-420) and was not finished until the Sui (581-618) and Tang (618-907) Dynasties. The northern portion, along a high ridge, and the western & southern portions, along the Lin River, still exist and are in good condition.


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Coordinates: 28°51′N 121°07′E / 28.850°N 121.117°E / 28.850; 121.117