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Zhoushan

Zhoushan
Administration
Full nameZhoushan
Official name舟山市 ---- 舟山群岛新区
Native name舟山
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
County divisions4
Township divisions45
Government
MayorGuo Jianbiao (郭剑彪)
Geography
Land Area555.9 sq mi (1440.12 km2)
Water Area8028.8 sq mi (20800 km2)
Demography
Total Population969145 (2004)
Other information
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Area code580
License Plate浙L

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Zhoushan or Zhoushan Archipelago New Area; formerly transliterated as Chusan, is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province of Eastern China. The only prefecture-level city of the People's Republic of China consisting solely of islands, it lies across the mouth of the Hangzhou Bay, and is separated from the mainland by a narrow body of water. On 8 July 2011 the central government approves Zhoushan's status as a state-level new area.


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