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Zhuzhou

China.org.cn, April 22, 2015
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Zhuzhou, known as Jianning in ancient times, is located in the eastern part of Hunan Province along the middle reaches of the Xiangjiang River. It is an important area in the "Changsha-Zhuzhou-Xiangtan Golden Triangle." The city has an area of 11,262 square kilometers and a population of 3.96 million.

Zhuzhou City [Photo/China.org.cn] 

Emperor Yan, a legendary ruler considered to be an ancestor of the Chinese people, was buried in Zhuzhou's Yanling County. The Mausoleum of Emperor Yan is a famous place in China and is named "The First Mausoleum of China." Every year, several thousand people come here to worship the ancient emperor, and large memorial ceremonies are held there periodically by the provincial and municipal governments.

Mausoleum of Emperor Yan [Photo/China.org.cn] 

Zhuzhou is located in a subtropical monsoon climate zone, so it has warm weather, abundant rainfall, and a long growing period for crops. With abundant mineral and organic resources, Zhuzhou has one of the highest and most stable agricultural yields in Hunan Province.

The city is also home to an extensive range of industries. Industries such as metallurgy, machinery manufacturing, chemicaland new materials are Zhuzhou's pillar industries. More than 100 of China's firsts have been created in the city, including China's first aircraft engine, its first air-to-air missiles and its first electric locomotive. Zhuzhou is a key industrial base in Hunan Province and in south China.

In 2014, the city's GDP reached 216 billion yuan, up 10.5 percent over 2013. Investment in fixed assets in Zhuzhou totaled 183.7 billion yuan, up 22 percent, and the volume of retail sales totaled 74.3 billion yuan, up 12.6 percent. The per capita income of urban residents of Zhuzhou averaged 31,453 yuan, while the per capita income of farmers in the city averaged 14,430 yuan, up 9.6 percent and 11.8 percent, respectively.

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