Hangzhou Fact Sheet

Hangzhou in Chinese Pinyin: Hángzhōu

Hangzhou in simple Chinese: 杭州


Hangzhou is located in the Yangtze River Delta in the People's Republic of China, about 180 kilometers (112 mi) away from southwest of Shanghai.

Abbreviation: Hang

Area: 16,596 square kilometers

Coordinates: 30°16' N, 120°12'E

Population: 8,700,400(2010)

Area Code: 0571

Zip Code: 310000

City Flower: Osmanthus fragrans

City Tree: Camphor

Language: Hangzhou Dialect

Main Lake and Rivers: West Lake, Qiantang River, Tiesha River

Administrative Divisions

Hangzhou administers 8 districts, 3 metropolitan counties, and 2 ordinary counties:

◎8 Districts

Gongshu District, Shangcheng District, Xiacheng District, Jianggan District, Xihu District, Binjiang District, Yuhang District, Xiaoshan Distrit.

◎3 Metropolitan Counties

Lin’an City, Fuyang City, Jiade City.

◎2 ordinary counties

Tonglu County, Chun’an County



Hangzhou Xiaoshan International Airport


Hangzhou station


It has four bus stations in east, west, south and north directions.

Tourist Attractions

West Lake, Xixi National Park, Thousand Island Lake, The Grand Canal from Beijing to Hangzhou, The Qiantang River, Lingyin Temple,Six Harmonies Pagoda, Longjing (Dragon Well) Tea Plantation, Xixi National Wetlands Park, Hangzhou Zoo, Zhongshan Park, Impression West Lake etc.


West Lake Museum,Zhejiang Museum,Southern Song Dynasty Guan Kiln Museum, China National Tea Museum, Chinese Silk Museum, Zhejiang Art Museum 

Colleges and Universities

Zhejiang University, Hanzhou Electronic Science and Technology University, Zhejiang University of Technology, Zhejiang Sci-Tech University, Zhejiang College of TCM, Zhejiang Industry and Commerce University, Zhejiang Institute of Finance, Zhejiang Institute of Media, etc.


Subtropical monsoon climate, annual average temperature is 16.2℃. The average temperature is 28.6℃ in Summer and 3.8℃ in Winter.

Sister Cities


Sayama, Baguio, Fukui, Yeosu, Beit Shemesh and Kazan


Leeds, Nice, Budapest and Oviedo


Boston, Paramaribo, Curitiba and Indianapolis


Agadir and Cape Town

Special Local Products

West Lake Longjing Tea, Hangzhou Tapestry, Hangzhou Silk, Wang’s Fans, Zhang’s Scissors, Hangzhou Silk Umbrella, West Lake Lotus Root Powder, West Tenjiku Chopsticks, Imitation of the Southern Song Dynasty Kiln Celadon, Xiaoshan Lace, etc.


Dongpo rou-an extremely fatty chunk of pork in a syrupy sauce,

Cuyu-fish with a vinegar sauce

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