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Ningbo
宁波
Sub-provincial ceety
宁波市
Clockwise frae top: Ningbo's Skyline, Tianyi Square, Tianyi Chamber, Port o Ningbo, Hangzhou Bay Bridge, an Tianfeng Pagoda
Ningbo Ceety in Zhejiang
Ningbo is located in China
Ningbo
Ningbo
Location in Cheenae
Coordinates: 29°52′N 121°33′E / 29.867°N 121.550°E / 29.867; 121.550
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Zhejiang
Coonty-level diveesions 11
Tounship diveesions 148
Government
 • Type Type Sub-provincial ceety
 • CPC Ningbo Committee Secretary Wang Huizhong
 • Mayor Liu Qi
Area
 • Sub-provincial ceety 9,521 km2 (3,676 sq mi)
Elevation 150 m (488 ft)
Population (2010 census)[1]
 • Sub-provincial ceety 7,605,700
 • Density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 3,089,180
 • Metro 3,089,180
Time zone Cheenae Staundart Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 315000
Area code(s) 574
GDP 2009[1]
 - Total CNY 421.46 billion (USD 61.72 billion)
 - per caipita CNY 73,998 (USD 10,836)
 - Growth Increase 8.6%
Website www.ningbo.gov.cn (Cheenese)
Ceety trees
Camphor Laurel Cinnamomum camphora (L.) Sieb.)
Ceety flouers
Camellia
Ningbo
Simplifee'd Cheenese 宁波
Traditional Cheenese 寧波
Wu nyingpo
Literal meanin tranquil waves

Ningbo (Cheenese: 宁波; pinyin: Aboot this soond Níngbō ; Ningbo dialect: Aboot this soond Nyin-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 inhabitants, 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.

Etymology[eedit | eedit soorce]

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, just like the Yong River (甬江) that flows through Ningbo. The abbreviation Ning is uised mair commonly for Nanjing.

It wis ance namit "明州" (Míngzhōu). The character Ming (明) wis composed 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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Ningbo is twinned wi:

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References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "2009年宁波市经济社会发展情况" (in Simplified Chinese). Ningbo Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-01-26. Retrieved 2010-05-15. 
  2. Prefeitura.Sp - Descentralized Cooperation[deid airtin]
  3. "International Relations - São Paulo City Hall - Official Sister Cities". Prefeitura.sp.gov.br. Retrieved 2011-03-29. 
  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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