Ba­sic facts about Tongx­i­ang

China Daily European Weekly - - China News -

Many peo­ple quote the old Chi­nese say­ing “There is a par­adise in heaven, while there is Suzhou and Hangzhou on earth” to de­scribe the beauty of Suzhou and Hangzhou, and Tongx­i­ang sits be­tween the two cities.

Lo­cated in­land of the Hangzhou-Ji­ax­ingHuzhou Plain, it takes only an hour to drive from Tongx­i­ang to Shang­hai, Hangzhou or Suzhou.

Con­sist­ing of eight town­ships and three sub-dis­tricts, Tongx­i­ang cov­ers a to­tal area of 727 square kilo­me­ters, with 839,200 per­ma­nent res­i­dents.

Its GDP reached 80.3 bil­lion yuan ($11.7 bil­lion, 10.1 bil­lion eu­ros, £5.9 bil­lion) last year.

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