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90 counties, 33 cities

49.8 million inhabitants

101,800 km2

489 inhabitants/km2

Zhejiang is a central Chinese coastal province located between 27° and 31° northern latitude and 118° and 123° eastern longitude. It adjoins Shanghai and Jiangsu to the north, Anhui to the west, Jiangxi to the southwest, Fujian to the south, and the East China Sea to the east (coast-line 2253 km). Zhejiang is the smallest Chinese mainland province. Its territory extends about 450 km both east-west and north-south. P…

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Forster, Keith, “Zhejiang”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 22 February 2024 <>
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018

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