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Tongxiang

Tongxiang

桐乡市

Tunghiang
Wuzhen in Tongxiang
Wuzhen in Tongxiang
Tongxiang is located in Zhejiang
Tongxiang
Tongxiang
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 30°38′N 120°32′E / 30.633°N 120.533°E / 30.633; 120.533
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceZhejiang
Prefecture-level cityJiaxing
Area
 • County-level city727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)
 • Urban
727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)
 • Metro
727.49 km2 (280.89 sq mi)
Population
 (2010 census)
 • County-level city815,848
 • Density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
815,848
 • Urban density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Metro
815,848
 • Metro density1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Tongxiang City (simplified Chinese: 桐乡; traditional Chinese: 桐鄉; pinyin: About this soundTóngxiāng; Wu: Ton-shion) is a county-level city, part of Jiaxing, in northern Zhejiang Province, China, bordering Jiangsu province to the north. It had a population of 815,800 at the 2010 census even though its built-up (or metro) area is smaller.

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

Administration

Tongxiang administers three subdistrict, nine 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)
  • Gaoqiao Subdistrict (高桥街道)
  • Puyuan Town (濮院镇)
  • Tudian Town (屠甸镇)
  • 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:

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