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Prefecture-level city
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Location of Putian in Fujian
Location of Putian in Fujian
Putian is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017
Country People's Republic of China
Province Fujian
 • CPC Secretary Yang Gensheng
 • Deputy Mayor Liang Jianyong
 • Total 4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total 2,860,000
 • Density 680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 351100
Area code(s) 0594
GDP 2009[1]
 - Total CNY 69.172 billion (USD 10.14 billion)
 - per capita CNY 24,271 (USD 3,557)
 - Growth Increase 14.5%
License Plate Prefixes B
Local variety Puxian Min
Website www.putian.gov.cn
Chinese 莆田
Postal Putien

Putian (Chinese: 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east.[2] The Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.


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[edit]

The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.

Puxian Min is the largest dialect spoken in Putian. It is a dialect of Min, a Chinese language.


Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods.[3] In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes.[4]

Notable people[edit]


Meizhou Island, most famous for being the legendary birthplace of the goddess Matsu, is located closely offshore of Putian.

College and universities[edit]


  1. ^ a b 莆田市2009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. 
  2. ^ Litchi City Putian
  3. ^ China today
  4. ^ Schmidle, Nicholas (2010-08-19). "Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  5. ^ [1]

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