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Zhejiang Province



Location: Situated on the southeast of China and south of the Yangtze River Delta

Area: 100,000 sq km

Climate: Zhejiang lies in the sub-tropical zone with monsoon climate, abundant sunshine duration and distinct four seasons.

provincial capital: Hangzhou

Population: 46.77 millions (March 2001)

Ethnic groups: Zhejiang is also a multinational province. Besides the Han nationality, there are totally 49 different ethnic groups with a population of 310,000, accounting for 0.7% of the province's total. Among them, the She nationality has a population of 200,000, the Hui 20,000.

Agriculture: grain and edible oil are the major products besides cash crops like cotton, mulberry leaves, tea and fruit with ample supplies of farm produce. In 1999, the gross grain output hit a record of 13.93 million tons. Zhejiang stands first in the cultivated area, output and export volume of tea, and comes out second in the production of silkworm cocoons. Zhejiang is also an important producer of seawater fish and one of the three largest producers of freshwater fish in China.

Industry: Industry is the leading sector in the economy with machinery, electronics, chemical engineering and medicine as the mainstays. In addition, silk, textile, garment and leather industries also occupy an important position in the country. With the support of port cities, industries like chemical engineering, power and export processing have taken shape in the coastal areas. In 1999, the total industrial output value amounted to 1220 billion yuan (RMB).



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