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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
Linhai is located in Zhejiang
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 28°51′N 121°07′E / 28.850°N 121.117°E / 28.850; 121.117Coordinates: 28°51′N 121°07′E / 28.850°N 121.117°E / 28.850; 121.117
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityTaizhou
 • County-level city2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
 • Urban2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
 • Metro2,171 km2 (838 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • County-level city1,028,813
 • Density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Urban1,028,813
 • Urban density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
 • Metro1,028,813
 • Metro density470/km2 (1,200/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

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.


  1. ^ "China: Zhèjiāng (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map". Retrieved 21 April 2018.

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