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Zhangzhou

Zhangzhou
Administration
Full nameZhangzhou
Native name漳州
Other nameChiang-chiu, Lung-ch'i
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceFujian
Geography
Total Area4974.8 sq mi (12888 km2)
Urban Area141.3 sq mi (366 km2)
Metro Area1257.2 sq mi (3257 km2)
Demography
Total Population4809983 (2010)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)596165
Metro (pop.)4984482
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code363000
Area code596
GDP2009
- TotalCNY 111.317 billion (USD 16.31 billion)
- Per capitaCNY 23,264 (USD 3,409)
- Growth(+) 13.3%
License Plate闽E
Local dialectMin Nan: Zhangzhou dialect
City treesCinnamomum camphora
City flowersNarcissus tazetta

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Zhangzhou ( ; formerly Lung-ch'i) is a prefecture-level city in southern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. Located on the banks of the Jiulong River (Beixi), Zhangzhou borders the cities of Xiamen (廈門) and Quanzhou (泉州) to the northeast, Longyan City to the northwest and the province of Guangdong to the southwest.

Zhangzhou is home to 4,809,983 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom those of Longwen and Xiacheng districts are considered as urban. The built up area now include these 2 previous districts, the city of Longhai and reaches Xiamen 3,531,147 inhabitants. The 2 cities built up area (ie Metro area) is now home to about 5 millions inhabitants in 2010.

In older English works, its name may appear as Chang-chow or Changchow and in Southeast Asian contexts it appears as Chiang-chew or Chiang Chew from the Hokkien name.


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