For ither uises, see Suzhou (disambiguation).

Suzhou (Cheenese: ; pinyin: Sūzhōu; Suzhou dialect: [səu tsøʏ]), previously transliteratit as Su-chou, Suchow, an Soochow, is a major ceety locatit in the sootheast o Jiangsu Province in Eastren Cheenae, locatit adjacent tae Shanghai Municipality. The ceety is situatit on the lawer reaches o the Yangtze River an on the shores o Taihu Lake an is a pairt o the Yangtze River Delta region. Admeenistratively, Suzhou is a prefectur-level ceety wi an urban population o ower 4 million expandin tae ower 10 million in the admeenistrative aurie.

Suzhou

苏州
苏州市
Location in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Suzhou is locatit in China
Suzhou
Suzhou
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 31°18′N 120°36′E / 31.300°N 120.600°E / 31.300; 120.600Coordinates: 31°18′N 120°36′E / 31.300°N 120.600°E / 31.300; 120.600
KintraFowkrepublic o Cheenae
ProvinceJiangsu
Coonty-level diveesions11
Established514 BC
Govrenment
 • TeepPrefectur-level ceety
 • CPC Suzhou SecretaryZhou Naixiang
 • MayorLan Shaomin
Area
 • Prefectur-level ceety8,488.42 km2 (3,277.40 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,649.72 km2 (636.96 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 Census)[2]
 • Prefectur-level ceety10,465,994
 • Density1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Urban
4,074,000
 • Urban density2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (Beijing Time)
Postal code
215000
Aurie code(s)512
GDP2009[2]
 - TotalCNY 774.020 billion
(USD 113.39 billion)
 - Per capitaCNY 117,200
(USD 17,169)
 - GrowthIncrease 11.0%
Ceety flouerOsmanthus
Ceety treecamphor laurel
Regional dialectWu: Suzhou hua (苏州话)
License plate prefix苏E
Wabsteidhttp://www.suzhou.gov.cn/

Internaitional relationsEedit

Twin touns — Sister ceetiesEedit

Due tae the historical influence an contemporary position o Suzhou as no anerlie an industrial but cultural hub, Suzhou (includin 7 destricts an 5 coonty-level ceeties unner Suzhou's jurisdiction) haes mair than 50 sister ceeties, twin touns an provinces. This is a position that is unprecedentit bi ony ither Cheenese ceety includin Beijing an Shanghai which hae 46 an 35 respectively.

  Venice, Italy
  Victoria, Breetish Columbie, Canadae
  Ikeda, Osaka, Japan
  Kanazawa, Ishikawa, Japan
  Portland, Oregon, Unitit States
  Tulcea Coonty, Romanie
  Jeonju, Sooth Korea
  Kameoka, Kyoto, Japan
  Riga, Latvie[3]
  Ismailia, Egyp
  Grenoble, Fraunce
  Nijmegen, Netherlands
  Esbjerg, Denmark
  Konstanz, Germany
  Taupo, New Zealand
  Nabari, Mie, Japan
  Blumenau, Brazil
  Jacksonville, Florida, Unitit States
  Riihimäki, Finland
  Taebaek, Sooth Korea
  Nowy Sącz, Poland
  Kiev, Ukraine
  Zaporizhia, Ukraine
  Logan, Queensland, Australie
  Antananarivo, Madagascar
  Santiago del Estero Province, Argentinae
  Viña del Mar, Chile
  Yeongju, Sooth Korea
  Daisen, Tottori, Japan
  Riesa, Germany
  Rotorua, New Zealand
  Santa Luċija, Malta
  Hirokawa, Fukuoka, Japan
  Portland, Victoria, Australie
  Eiheiji, Fukui, Japan
  Marugame, Kagawa, Japan
  Ayabe, Kyoto, Japan
  Sendai, Kagoshima, Japan
  Townsville, Queensland, Australie
  Ipatinga, Brazil
  Whittier, Californie, Unitit States
  Brest, France
  South El Monte, Californie, Unitit States
  Grootfontein, Namibie
  Tahara, Aichi, Japan
  Tottori, Tottori, Japan
  Rosolina Italy
  Uchinada, Ishikawa, Japan
  Bourgoin-Jallieu, Fraunce
  Chiba, Chiba, Japan
  Hwaseong, Gyeonggi, Sooth Korea
  Nago, Okinawa, Japan
  León, Guanajuato, Mexico

ReferencesEedit

  1. "Table showing land area and population". Suzhou People's Government. 2003. Retrieved 2007-09-07.
  2. 2.0 2.1 "2009年苏州市国民经济和社会发展概况" (in Simplified Chinese). Suzhou Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-01-20. Retrieved 2010-05-05.CS1 maint: unrecognised leid (link)
  3. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27.

Freemit airtinsEedit