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Jinhua

Jinhua
Administration
Full nameJinhua
Official name金华市
Native name金华
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
County-level divisions9
Township-level divisions191
Government
MayorChen Kunzhong(陈昆忠)
Geography
Total Area4213.6 sq mi (10916 km2)
Urban Area780.1 sq mi (2021 km2)
Metro Area780.1 sq mi (2021 km2)
Demography
Total Population4614100 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)1082974
Metro (pop.)1082974
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code579
GDP¥168.2 billion
GDP per capita 2008¥36,538
License Plate Prefix浙G

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Jinhua ( ; lit. "Golden brilliance") is a prefecture-level city in central Zhejiang province of Eastern China. It borders the provincial capital of Hangzhou to the northwest, Quzhou to the southwest, Lishui to the south, Taizhou to the east, and Shaoxing the northeast.

Its population is 5,361,600 at the 2010 census whom 1,092,852 in the built up area. One can notice that the cities of Dongyang and Yiwu are now in the same agglomeration, a built up area of 1,757,157 inhabitants bigger than the one of Jinhua itself!

Jinhua is rich in red soil and forest resources. The longest river Jinhua River (or Wujiang River) flows through Lanjiang River, Fuchunjiang River and Qiangtang River, and reaches the Grand Canal and other coastal ports.

The city is best known in China for its dry-cured Jinhua ham and Subing.


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