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Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou
Administration
Full nameZhengzhou
Official name郑州市
Native name郑州
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
MottoPartnership, Openness, Innovation, and Harmony (博大、开放、创新、和谐)
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceHenan
Government
City seatZhongyuan
MayorZhao Jiancai
Geography
Total Area2897.7 sq mi (7507 km2)
Urban Area395.3 sq mi (1024 km2)
Metro Area763.9 sq mi (1979 km2)
Demography
Total Population8626505 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)3132000
Metro (pop.)3980250
Other information
Time zoneUTC (UTC+8)
Postal code450000
Area code371
License plate prefixes A

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Zhengzhou ( ; -cmntʂɤ̂ŋtʂóu̯; Postal map spelling: Chengchow), formerly called Zheng County (郑县), is the capital and largest city of Henan province in north-central China. A prefecture-level city, it also serves as the political, economic, technological, and educational centre of the province, as well as a major transportation hub for Central China. The city centre lies on the southern bank of the Yellow River, and is one of the Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China.

With 8,626,505 inhabitants at the 2010 census and 3,980,250 in its built up area (6 urban districts + Xingyang City), making the city one of the main built up area of Henan region.


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