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Tongxiang City (simplified Chinese: 桐乡; traditional Chinese: 桐鄉; pinyin: Tóngxiāng; Wu: Ton-shion) is a county-level city, part of Jiaxing, in northern Zhejiang Province, China, bordering Jiangsu province to the north. It had a population of 815,800 at the 2010 census even though its built-up (or metro) area is smaller.
Wuzhen in Tongxiang
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• County-level city||727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)|
|• Urban||727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)|
|• Metro||727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)|
|• County-level city||815,848|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Urban density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|• Metro density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Hángbáijú (杭白菊), a variety of chrysanthemum flower tea, originates from Tongxiang. There are also annual Chrysanthemum festivals.
Tongxiang is one of biggest woolen sweater manufacturing base. In 2006, Tongxiang sold over 600 million woolen sweaters.
Tongxiang is home to a joint-venture Canadian high school program called Jiaxing Grand Canadian Academy at Maodun Senior High School. The school offers the British Columbia, Canada high school graduation program that culminates in the awarding of the Dogwood Diploma. The school enrolls local Chinese students and employs only foreign, B.C. certified teachers to teach all subjects in English (Canadian history, math, science, English, PE, etc.) The school is on a sprawling campus with modern features (gym, running track, science labs, etc.). The school opened in 2005 and has been inspected and re-certified by the BC Government (MOE) each year since.