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Full nameYangzhou
Official name扬州市
Native name扬州
Native name langzh
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions7 (3 Districts, 3 County-level cities, 1 County)
CCP YangzhouWang Yanwen (王燕文)
Committee Secretary
MayorXie Zhengyi (谢正义)
Total Area2577.7 sq mi (6678 km2)
Metro Area891.7 sq mi (2310 km2)
Total Population4459760 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Metro (pop.)2146980
Other information
Time zoneBeijing Time (UTC+8)
Area code+86 (0)514
Licence plate prefixes苏K

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Yangzhou ( ; former spellings: Yang-chou, Yangchow, Yang-chow; literally "Rising Prefecture") is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. Sitting on the northern bank of the Yangtze River, it borders the provincial capital of Nanjing to the southwest, Huai'an to the north, Yancheng to the northeast, Taizhou to the east, and Zhenjiang across the river to the south.

Historically it is one of the wealthiest of China's cities, known at various periods for its great merchant families, poets, painters, and scholars.

Its population is 4,414,681 at the 2010 census and its built up area is home to 2,146,980 inhabitants including three urban districts plus Jiangdu city currently in the agglomeration.

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