Putian

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Putian
莆田市
Prefecture-level city
Putian Guanghua Si Shijiawenfo Ta 20120302-26.jpg
Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Putian is located in China
Putian
Putian
Location in China
Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Government
 • CPC SecretaryYang Gensheng
 • Deputy MayorLiang Jianyong
Area
 • Total4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total2,860,000
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code351100
Area code(s)0594
GDP2009[1]
 - TotalCNY 69.172 billion (USD 10.14 billion)
 - per capitaCNY 24,271 (USD 3,557)
 - GrowthIncrease 14.5%
License Plate PrefixesB
Local dialectPuxian Min
Websitewww.putian.gov.cn
 
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Putian
莆田市
Prefecture-level city
Putian Guanghua Si Shijiawenfo Ta 20120302-26.jpg
Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Putian City jurisdiction in Fujian
Putian is located in China
Putian
Putian
Location in China
Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017Coordinates: 25°26′N 119°01′E / 25.433°N 119.017°E / 25.433; 119.017
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceFujian
Government
 • CPC SecretaryYang Gensheng
 • Deputy MayorLiang Jianyong
Area
 • Total4,200 km2 (1,600 sq mi)
Population (2009)[1]
 • Total2,860,000
 • Density680/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
Time zoneChina Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code351100
Area code(s)0594
GDP2009[1]
 - TotalCNY 69.172 billion (USD 10.14 billion)
 - per capitaCNY 24,271 (USD 3,557)
 - GrowthIncrease 14.5%
License Plate PrefixesB
Local dialectPuxian Min
Websitewww.putian.gov.cn
Putian
Chinese莆田
Postal MapPutien

Putian (Chinese: 莆田; pinyin: Pútián) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, People's Republic of China. It borders Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait to the east.[2] The Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.

Administration[edit]

Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District (城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. The municipal region comprises three other districts and one county:

Languages and ethnic groups[edit]

The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.

Puxian Min is the largest dialect spoken in Putian. It is a dialect of Min, a Chinese language.

Economy[edit]

Putian has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods.[3] In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes.[4]

Notable people[edit]

Tourism[edit]

Meizhou Island, most famous for being the legendary birthplace of the goddess Matsu, is located closely offshore of Putian.

College and universities[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "莆田市2009年国民经济和社会发展统计公报" (in Simplified Chinese). Putian Municipal Statistic Bureau. 2010-02-20. Retrieved 2010-05-03. 
  2. ^ Litchi City Putian
  3. ^ China today
  4. ^ Schmidle, Nicholas (2010-08-19). "Inside the Knockoff-Tennis-Shoe Factory". New York Times. Retrieved 8 September 2010. 
  5. ^ [1]

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