Ningbo (Cheenese: 宁波; pinyin: Aboot this soondNíngbō ; Ningbo dialect: Aboot this soondNyin-poh/Nyin-pou ) is a seaport ceety in the northeast o Zhejiang province, Fowkrepublic o Cheenae. Hauldin sub-provincial admeenistrative status an separate state-plannin status, as o the 2010 census, the municipality haes a population o 7,605,700 indwallers, 3,089,180 o who reside in the urban aurie which comprises 6 destricts. It lees sooth o the Hangzhou Bay, facin the East China Sea tae the east. Ningbo borders Shaoxing tae the wast an Taizhou tae the sooth, an is separatit frae Zhoushan bi a narrae body o watter.


Clockwise frae top: Ningbo's Skyline, Tianyi Square, Tianyi Chamber, Port o Ningbo, Hangzhou Bay Bridge, an Tianfeng Pagoda
Clockwise frae top: Ningbo's Skyline, Tianyi Square, Tianyi Chamber, Port o Ningbo, Hangzhou Bay Bridge, an Tianfeng Pagoda
Ningbo Ceety in Zhejiang
Ningbo Ceety in Zhejiang
Ningbo is locatit in China
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 29°52′N 121°33′E / 29.867°N 121.550°E / 29.867; 121.550Coordinates: 29°52′N 121°33′E / 29.867°N 121.550°E / 29.867; 121.550
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
Coonty-level diveesions11
Tounship diveesions148
 • TeepType Sub-provincial ceety
 • CPC Ningbo Committee SecretaryWang Huizhong
 • Mayor[[]]
 • Sub-provincial ceety9,521 km2 (3,676 sq mi)
150 m (488 ft)
 (2010 census)[1]
 • Sub-provincial ceety7,605,700
 • Density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC+8 (Cheenae Staundart Time)
Postal code
Aurie code(s)574
 - TotalCNY 421.46 billion (USD 61.72 billion)
 - per caipitaCNY 73,998 (USD 10,836)
 - GrowthIncrease 8.6% (in Cheenese)
Ceety trees
Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Sieb.)
Ceety flouers
Semplifeed Cheenese宁波
Tradeetional Cheenese寧波
Leeteral meanintranquil waves


The first character in the ceety's name (宁 or 寧) means "serene", while its seicont character (波) translates tae "waves". Thegither, the name literally means "Serene Waves". The ceety is abbreviatit Yǒng (甬), efter the Yong Hill (甬山), a prominent coastal hill near the ceety, juist lik the Yong River (甬江) that flows throu Ningbo. The abbreviation Ning is uised mair commonly for Nanjing.

It wis ance namit "明州" (Míngzhōu). The character Ming (明) wis componed bi twa pairts, representin twa lakes inside the ceety waw, i.e., the Sun Lake (日湖) an the Moon Lake (月湖), but anerlie Moon Lake remains.

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  4. "Ningbo in China: The city partnership between Nottingham and Ningbo in China is rapidly developing". Nottingham City Council. Retrieved 2010-11-26.
  5. "New statues are today's mane event". JS Online. 2008-07-21. Retrieved 2011-03-29.

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