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Country  Peoples Republic of China
Province  Zhejiang
Population  881,923 (2000)
Area  4,008.76 km2
Mayor  Li Weining (???)
Colleges and Universities  Jiaxing University, Jiaxing Vocational Technical College

Jiaxing (Chinese: ; pinyin: ; Wu Chinese: Gashing ) is a prefecture-level city in northern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. Lying on the Grand Canal of China, Jiaxing borders Hangzhou to the southwest, Huzhou to the west, Shanghai to the northeast, and the province of Jiangsu to the north. At the 2010 census, its population was 4,501,657 and its built-up area made of 2 urban districts was home to 1,201,882 inhabitants.


Map of Jiaxing

Jiaxing china friendship city visit to rockville 2014

China jiaxing shanghai slow train vs high speed train


  • Spring and Autumn Period: Jiaxing is known as Zuili (Drunken Plums) and is an important city in the state of Yue.
  • 210 BC: Qin Shi Huang changed the name of Jiaxing from Changshui District () to Youquan ().
  • 231: Master Yedao () of Jiaxing informed Sun Quan of the Kingdom of Wu that there was a sign of auspice, so Sun changed Youchuan to Hexing District (). This why Jiaxings abbreviation is He. Sun also changed his era name to Jiahe () in the following year.
  • January 242: Sun He was made the crown prince. Because of the naming taboo, Jiahe was changed to Jiaxing.
  • 938: (Later Jin of the Five Dynasties): Xiu Prefecture () established
  • 1117: (Song Dynasty): Jiahe District ()
  • 1429: (Ming Dynasty): Xiushui District () was established northwest of Jiaxing.
  • Early 1900s (the Republic of China): Xiushui and Jiaxing were combined into Jiahe County
  • 1914: Reverted to Jiaxing County (because theres a Jiahe in Hunan)
  • 1921: Communist Party of China founded at the South Lake in Jiaxing.
  • 1949 ? 1958, 1979 (PRC): Upgraded to a city
  • 1981: Old Jiaxing County merged into the city
  • 1983: Upgraded to prefecture-level city
  • Economy

    Jiaxing is well known as the hometown of silk, hence it is a famous producer of textiles and woollens. It is one of the worlds largest exporters of leather goods. There are mechanical, chemical and electronic industries there.


    Jiaxing Tourist places in Jiaxing
  • South Lake, where the Communist Party of China was officially founded.
  • References

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