Zhuji (simplified Chinese: 诸暨; traditional Chinese: 諸暨; pinyin: Zhūjì) is a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing, in north-central Zhejiang province, China, located about 40 miles (64 km) south of Hangzhou. It has 2,311 km2 (892 sq mi) with a population of 1,157,938 inhabitants at the 2010 census even though the built-up (or metro) area is much smaller. It is served by Zhuji Railway Station.

Zhuji

诸暨市

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Zhuji is located in Zhejiang
Zhuji
Zhuji
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 29°43′N 120°14′E / 29.717°N 120.233°E / 29.717; 120.233
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityShaoxing
Area
 • County-level city2,311.41 km2 (892.44 sq mi)
 • Urban
2,311.41 km2 (892.44 sq mi)
 • Metro
2,311.41 km2 (892.44 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • County-level city1,157,938
 • Density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Urban
1,157,938
 • Urban density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
 • Metro
1,157,938
 • Metro density500/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

HistoryEdit

The region around Zhuji has been settled since Neolithic times and was the origin of the Wuyue culture.[1] During the Spring and Autumn period, it was the birthplace of the legendary beauty Xi Shi.[2] After the state of Yue was absorbed into the unification of China, Qin Shi Huang formally codified the boundaries of Zhuji as a county in 222 BC. This status remained intact until 1989, when the State Council reclassified Zhuji as a city.

Administrative divisionsEdit

Subdistricts:[3]

Towns:

The only township is Donghe Township (东和乡)

EconomyEdit

Zhuji is located in the Yangtze River Delta Economic Zone. Although there is not much arable land per capita, relying on the rich water resources of the Puyang River, it has developed agriculture well since ancient time. During the period of the Republic of China, many people in Zhuji, like other Zhejiang people in the surrounding areas, left their hometowns to develop in Shanghai, and operated small workshops, small factories, and textile and nanny jobs. After the reform and opening up, we vigorously developed townships, home-based industries, and made considerable achievements in textile and hardware manufacturing. At the same time, the two natural and cultural hotspots of Xi Shi and Wu Xie are used to develop the tourism industry. Its modern civic strengths include an excellent educational system and robust economic development, especially in the production of pearls, socks and embroidery machinery Datang.[4] Due to its pearl production, the city has become known as "The Pearl City". Apart from Pearl, it also has many other local specialties: The textile industry is well developed. It has the largest hosiery industry in the country. Small hardware industry. Spring, small and medium-sized bearings. Rich in freshwater pearls, it has the largest pearl trading market in China and is known as the hometown of pearls. Citron is also a local specialty. tea.

GalleryEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ China Archaeology & Art Digest. Art Text (HK) Pty Limited. 1999. p. 178.
  2. ^ Lee (2007). Biographical Dictionary of Chinese Women: Antiquity Through Sui, 1600 B.C.E.-618 C.E. M.E. Sharpe. p. 85. ISBN 978-0-7656-4182-3.
  3. ^ "绍兴市-行政区划网 www.xzqh.org" (in Chinese). XZQH. Retrieved 2012-05-24.
  4. ^ Bloom, Stephen G. (10 May 2011). Tears of Mermaids: The Secret Story of Pearls. St. Martin's Press. p. 109. ISBN 978-1-4299-2363-7.

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Coordinates: 29°43′N 120°14′E / 29.717°N 120.233°E / 29.717; 120.233