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Wuxi

Wuxi
Administration
Full nameWuxi
Official name无锡市
Native name无锡
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
Motto"Wuxi is full of warmth and water"
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
County-level divisions9
Township-level divisions73
Government
CPC Municipal SecretaryMao Xiaoping (毛小平)
MayorMao Xiaoping (毛小平)
Geography
Total Area1848 sq mi (4787.61 km2)
Demography
Total Population6372624 (2010 Census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal codeUrban center: 214000
Other Area: 214200, 214400
Area code510
License plate prefixes苏B
GDP (2009)CNY 499.2 billion
- per capitaCNY 81,151
Local DialectWu: Wuxi dialect

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Wuxi ( ; former spellings: Wu-shi, Wushi, or Wu-hsi; lit. "Without Tin"; Shanghai dialect: -wuuɦuɕiɪʔ) is an old city in Jiangsu province, People's Republic of China. Split in half by Lake Tai, Wuxi borders Changzhou to the west and Suzhou to the east. The northern half looks across to Taizhou across the Yangtze River, while the southern half also borders the province of Zhejiang to the south. Wuxi earned its nickname "Pearl of Lake Tai" because it's built on the shore of Lake Tai in a scenic setting. Wuxi was also dubbed "little Shanghai" because of its close proximity to the city, rapid urbanization and booming economy. Wuxi also has a history of business people involved in modern Shanghai commerce since the early 20th century.


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