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Fuzhou

Fuzhou Fujian
Administration
Full nameFuzhou
Official name福州市
Native name福州
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Government
CPC Ctte SecretaryYuan Rongxiang
MayorSu Zengtian
Geography
Total Area4702 sq mi (12178.2 km2)
Water Area1790 sq mi (4636.1 km2)
Demography
Total Population7115370 (2010)
Urban (pop.)4408076
Rural2707294
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code350000
Area code591
GDP2009
- TotalCNY 252.428 billion
(USD 36.98 billion)
- Per capitaCNY 36,851
(USD 5,398)
- Growth(+) 12.8%
License plate prefixes闽A
Local dialectFuzhou dialect of the Eastern Min Language

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Fuzhou ( , c-cmnAUDzh-Fuzhou is the capital and one of the largest cities in Fujian Province, People's Republic of China. Along with the many counties of Ningde, those of Fuzhou are considered to constitute the Mindong (闽东, lit. East of Fujian) linguistic and cultural area.

Fuzhou's core counties lie on the north (or left) bank of the estuary of Fujian's largest river, the Min River. All along its northern border lies Ningde, and Ningde's Gutian County lies upriver. Fuzhou's counties south of the Min border on Putian, Quanzhou, Sanming and Nanping municipalities. Its population is 7,115,370 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 4,408,076 inhabitants are urban standing around 61.95%, while rural population is at 2,707,294 standing around 38.05%.


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