Zhengdong New Area

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Zhengdong New Area

Zhengdong CBD
Zhengdong CBD
Zhengdong is located in Henan
Location in Henan
Coordinates (Zhengdong New Area administrative committee): 34°46′31″N 113°44′04″E / 34.7752°N 113.7344°E / 34.7752; 113.7344Coordinates: 34°46′31″N 113°44′04″E / 34.7752°N 113.7344°E / 34.7752; 113.7344
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityZhengzhou
 • Total260 km2 (100 sq mi)
 • Total1,570
 • Density6.0/km2 (16/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Postal code
Area code(s)0371

Zhengdong New Area (simplified Chinese: 郑东新区; traditional Chinese: 鄭東新區; pinyin: Zhèngdōng Xīn Qū) is a district of Zhengzhou, Henan province, People's Republic of China. It covers an area of 260 square kilometres (100 sq mi),[1] and is expected to expand to 500 square kilometres (193 sq mi) and a population of 5 million by 2020.[2]

In 2001, the city government commissioned Japanese architect Kisho Kurokawa to draw up a comprehensive urban plan for Zhengdong.[2] Zhengdong New Area consists of the core CBD area, core living area, Longhu area (龙湖; 'dragon lake'), and Longzihu (Longzi Lake) college district.

When sections of the new area opened in 2011, it was criticized by American media, and 60 Minutes released a documentary about Zhengdong New Area, claiming it was the largest ghost city on earth.[3] Over time, several regional headquarters of banks moved in and the area has begun to fill up with residents.[4][5][6] By 2016, the area had a population of over 1 million residents and became the financial hub of Henan Province.[7] A metro line serving the area opened in 2013, two more lines connecting the Zhengdong with urban Zhengzhou are under construction.

Office Buildings[edit]

Zhengdong New Area is home to some highest skyscrapers in Zhengzhou, including the following:


  1. ^ "Outline of Zhengdong" (in Chinese). Administrative Committee of Zhengdong New Area. 2 February 2015. Retrieved 15 December 2015.
  2. ^ a b Browne, Andrew (September 15, 2006), "Growing Pains: Booming Municipalities Defy China's Effort to Cool Economy; Hyper-Investment a Worry; A Monumental Pagoda For Once-Sleepy Zhengzhou; Satellites Spying on Bulldozers", The Wall Street Journal
  3. ^ "Banishing the ghost". Retrieved 2016-08-21.
  4. ^ (www.dw.com), Deutsche Welle. "What has become of China's ghost cities? | Asia | DW | 25.11.2016". DW.COM. Retrieved 2017-11-08.
  5. ^ "A Journey to Zhengdong, China's Largest Ghost City". www.vagabondjourney.com. Retrieved 2019-02-09.
  6. ^ Cox (27 March 2011), Zhengzhou Ghost City Alive!
  7. ^ "China's growth breathes new life into old ghost towns". Retrieved 2019-02-09.

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