The city wall of Linhai, next to the Ling River
|• 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)|
|• County-level city||1,028,813|
|• Density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)|
|• 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.
History and sights
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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