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Tongxiang

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Country  China
Area  727.49 km2
Province  Zhejiang


Map of Tongxiang

Tongxiang City (Chinese: 桐乡; pinyin:  Tóngxiāng; Wu: Ton-shion) (IATA: TVX) is a county-level city, part of Jiaxing, in northern Zhejiang Province, China. It had a population of 815,800 at the 2010 census even though its built-up (or metro) area is smaller.

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Tongxiang was the birthplace of 20th-century novelist and cultural critic Mao Dun. The scenic town of Wuzhen is part of Tongxiang.

Tongxiang modern experimental school china july 2012


Tongxiang city china


Administration

Tongxiang administers 3 subdistrict, 9 towns and one township.

  • Wutong Subdistrict (梧桐街道), seat of the administration
  • Fengming Subdistrict (凤鸣街道)
  • Longxiang Subdistrict (龙翔街道)
  • Puyuan Town (濮院镇)
  • Tudian Town (屠甸镇)
  • Gaoqiao Town (高桥镇)
  • Heshan Town (河山镇)
  • Wuzhen Town (乌镇镇)
  • Shimen Town (石门镇)
  • Dama Town (大麻镇)
  • Chongfu Town (崇福镇)
  • Zhouquan Town (洲泉镇)
  • Tongfu Township (同福乡)
  • Economy

    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.

    Education

    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.

    Transport

    Tongxiang is served by Tongxiang Railway Station, which connects it to Shanghai, Hangzhou, and other cities with a number of high speed trains.

    Twin towns — sister cities

    Tongxiang is twinned with:

  • Bandırma, Turkey since 2002
  • References

    Tongxiang Wikipedia


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