Overview of Xuzhou


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Overview of the City


Pinyin: xúzhōu
English: Xuzhou/Hsuchow
Area Code: +86516
City Flower: Grape Myrtle
City Tree: Gingko
Location: Northwest of JiangsuProvince
Location in China: East of China
Longitude and Latitude: The downtown is located in north latitude 34°15′, east longtitude 117°11′
Area: 210 km from east to west, 140 km from north to south, with a total area of 11258 km2 including 3,038 km2 of urban area
Jurisdiction: Fengxian County, Peixian County, Suining County, Pizhou City, Xinyi City, Tongshan District, Jiawang District, Gulou District, Yunlong District, Quanshan District.
Population: The city has a total population of 10.36 million, including 3.26 million urban residents.
History:
With a civilization of over 5,000 years, Xuzhou was built 2,600 years ago and is one of the most ancient cities in China. Xuzhou was one of the nine states of the country over 3,000 years ago.
As a city of Han Dynasty Culture, Xuzhou was the hometown of Liu Bang (256-195BC), the first emperor of Western Han Dynasty. The Han Dynasty was divided into Eastern Han and Western Han periods (206BC-189AD) lasting for over 400 years. During which the local kings in Xuzhou left numerous historical heritages, including Han clay figurines, Han stone relief carvings and Han Tombs, which are called "Three Wonders of the Han Dynasty". They are representatives of the Chinese Han culture.