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Yuzhou in Xuchang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Established Date||25 June 1998|
|• Party Secretary||Wang Hongwu|
|• Mayor||Fan Xiaodong|
|• Total||1.30 million2,015|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Yuzhou (Chinese: 禹州; pinyin: Yǔzhōu; Wade–Giles: Yü-chou) is a county-level city in the central part of Henan province, People's Republic of China. It occupies the northwest corner of the prefecture-level city of Xuchang. The Xia Dynasty established the capital in Yuzhou, and Yuzhou was named for Yu the Great. There is a statue for Yu the Great (大禹像) in Yuzhou, and it is the symbol of the city.
The most famous specialty of Yuzhou is the "Jun-porcelain (钧瓷)" in the town of Shenhou (神垕镇), together with the "Ru (汝)", "Guan (官)", "Ge (哥)", "Ding (定)" porcelain,they were called five famous porcelain in the Northern Song Dynasty.
Also,Yuzhou is the main distribution center of Chinese herbal medicine in history. The Medicine King "Sun Simiao (孙思邈)", who has been a doctor here for a long time in Tang Dynasty.
For now, it was named the first historical and cultural city in Henan Province in 1989. In 2011, it was named "China Ceramics Historical and Cultural City",and in 2018, it was named "National Health City" by the National Aiwei Office.
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