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Full nameShaoxing
Official name绍兴市
Native name绍兴
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
County-level divisions6
MayorZhang Jinru (张金如)
Land Area3216.2 sq mi (8332 km2)
Total Population4912200 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code570
GDP 2010¥278.3 billion
GDP per capita 2010¥63,486
License Plate Prefix浙D

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Shaoxing ( ; Shaoxing dialect: Zaushin) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China. Located on the south bank of the Qiantang River estuary, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the southeast, Jinhua to the southwest, and Hangzhou to the west. It was once known as "越" (pinyin: yuè). Shaoxing central districts of Yuecheng and Shaoxing are now part of Hangzhou built up area which is home for more than 7 million inhabitants.

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