Zhonglou District

Zhonglou District (simplified Chinese: 钟楼区; traditional Chinese: 鐘樓區; pinyin: Zhōnglóu Qū; lit. 'clocktower') is one of five districts under the jurisdiction of Changzhou in Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. The local language is the Changzhou dialect of Wu Chinese. The postal code for the district is 213002. Zhonglou covers an area of 71 square kilometers. In 2001 the total population was recorded at 320,000 people.

Zhonglou
钟楼区
Zhonglou is located in Jiangsu
Zhonglou
Zhonglou
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°47′41″N 119°54′32″E / 31.7948°N 119.9090°E / 31.7948; 119.9090Coordinates: 31°47′41″N 119°54′32″E / 31.7948°N 119.9090°E / 31.7948; 119.9090
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityChangzhou
Area
 • Total133 km2 (51 sq mi)
Population
 (2016)
 • Total617,000
 • Density4,600/km2 (12,000/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
213000

It is also the location of the Nan Da Jie shopping mall (Chinese: 南大街; pinyin: Nán Dà Jiē; lit. 'South Avenue'), one of the unofficial centers of the city. Nan Da Jie is home to many restaurants and chain stores as well as a number of educational companies and apartment complexes.

The district takes its name from a large belfry that once stood in the area.[1]

Administrative divisionsEdit

In the present, Zhonglou District has 7 subdistricts.[2]

7 subdistricts

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ 走进钟楼 Archived September 19, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  2. ^ "常州市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.

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