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For ither uises, see Suzhou (disambiguation).
Prefectur-level ceety
Location in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Suzhou is locatit in China
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
Kintra Fowkrepublic o Cheenae
Province Jiangsu
Coonty-level diveesions 11
Established 514 BC
 • Teep Prefectur-level ceety
 • CPC Suzhou Secretary Zhou Naixiang
 • Mayor Lan Shaomin
 • Prefectur-level ceety 8,488.42 km2 (3,277.40 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,649.72 km2 (636.96 sq mi)
Population (2010 Census)[2]
 • Prefectur-level ceety 10,465,994
 • Density 1,200/km2 (3,200/sq mi)
 • Urban 4,074,000
 • Urban density 2,500/km2 (6,400/sq mi)
Time zone Beijing Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 215000
Aurie code(s) 512
GDP 2009[2]
 - Total CNY 774.020 billion
(USD 113.39 billion)
 - Per capita CNY 117,200
(USD 17,169)
 - Growth Increase 11.0%
Ceety flouer Osmanthus
Ceety tree camphor laurel
Regional dialect Wu: Suzhou hua (苏州话)
License plate prefix 苏E

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.

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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.

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

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  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. 
  3. "Twin cities of Riga". Riga City Council. Retrieved 2009-07-27. 

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