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Changzhou

Changzhou
Administration
Full nameChangzhou
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceJiangsu
Government
MayorYao Xiaodong (姚晓东)
Geography
Total Area1692.6 sq mi (4385 km2)
Urban Area719.5 sq mi (1864 km2)
Demography
Total Population4591972 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code213000, 213100 (Urban center)
213200, 213300 (Other areas)
Area code519
GDP2009
- TotalCNY 251.870 billion (USD 37.05 billion)
- per capitaCNY 56,861 (USD 8,364)
- Growth(+) 11.7%
License Plate Prefix苏D
Local dialectWu: Changzhou dialect

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Changzhou ( ; Gwoyeu Romatzyh: Charng jou; formerly romanized as Changchow) is a prefecture-level city in southern Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. It was previously known as Yanling, Lanling, Jinling, and Wujin. Located on the southern bank of the Yangtze River, Changzhou borders the provincial capital of Nanjing to the west, Zhenjiang to the northwest, Wuxi to the east, and the province of Zhejiang to the south. The city is situated in the affluent Yangtze Delta region of China.


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