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Taizhou, Jiangsu

Taizhou Jiangsu
Administration
Full nameTaizhou
Official name泰州市
Native name泰州
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Government
MayorYao Jianhua (姚建华)
Geography
Total Area2236.5 sq mi (5794 km2)
Urban Area167.5 sq mi (434 km2)
Metro Area167.5 sq mi (434 km2)
Demography
Total Population4618558 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)571516
Metro (pop.)571516
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code225300 (Urban center)
214500, 225400, 225500, 225600, 225700 (Other areas)
Area code523
GDP¥165.1 billion (2009)
GDP per capita¥35,498 (2009)
Major NationalitiesHan
County-level divisions6
Township-level divisions105
License Plate Prefix苏M

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Taizhou ( ) is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu province of Eastern China. Situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River, it borders Nantong to the east, Yancheng to the north and Yangzhou to the west.

Its population is 4,618,558 at the 2010 census whom 571,516 in the built up area made of 2 urban districts (Hailing and Gaogang). One can notice that 2 county-level cities have built up areas of more than 1 million inhabitants : Xinghua with 1,428,790 inhabitants and Taixing with 1,179,904 inhabitants, which are two of the most important county-level cities in China.

Taizhou is the hometown of the current CPC General Secretary and Chinese President Hu Jintao.


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