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Zhuzhou

Zhuzhou
Administration
Full nameZhuzhou
Official name株洲市
Native name株洲
Settlement typePrefecture-level city
CountryChina
ProvinceHunan
Geography
Total Area4347.1 sq mi (11262 km2)
Urban Area206.5 sq mi (535 km2)
Metro Area206.5 sq mi (535 km2)
Demography
Total Population3855609 (2010 census)
Density (pop.)auto/km2 (0/sq mi)
Urban (pop.)806988
Metro (pop.)806988
Other information
Time zoneChina standard time (UTC+8)

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Zhuzhou ( ), formerly Jianning, is a city in Hunan Province, China, southeast of Changsha beside the Xiangjiang River. It is part of the "ChangZhuTan Golden Triangle" (comprising the cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan). The city has jurisdiction over 5 counties (Yanling, Chaling, Youxian, Liling, Zhuzhou) and four districts (Hetang, Lusong, Shifeng and Tianyuan, a high-tech industrial development zone), and covers an area of 11,420 km2.

It has 3,855,609 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 806,988 live in the built up area (4 urban districts). With adjoining Zhuzhou being agglomerated in a few years, the joint built up area is home to 2,586,948 inhabitants.

Zhuzhou is located in a subtropical monsoon climate zone and with its abundant mineral and organic resources has one of the highest agricultural yields in Hunan Province.


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