A model city of virtue

Updated: Jun 2, 2021 Print
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Xin’an Lake scenery in Quzhou, Zhejiang province [Photo provided to]

Population: 2.55 million (2022)

Location: in the west of Zhejiang province in the upper reaches of the Qiantang River, bordering Fujian, Jiangxi and Anhui provinces

Area: 8,844 square kilometers

Since the city was established in 1985, Quzhou has witnessed tremendous economic improvement.

In 2022, the city's GDP reached 200.34 billion yuan ($29.06 billion), an increase of 4.8 percent year-on-year. The general public budget revenue was 17.31 billion yuan. The fixed assets investment gained a year-on-year increase of 17.7 percent. Total import and export volume was worth 61.25 billion yuan.

In August 2018, the city ranked fourth among 22 cities on the first list of China's business environment appraisal, while the top three cities were Beijing, Xiamen and Shanghai.

With a focus on digital and smart industries, the city has attracted many major firms in the internet industry, including Alibaba, ZTE, NETEASE and DAS-security. It will maintain its growth momentum through innovation.

Administrative divisions
Quzhou city governs two districts – Kecheng and Qujiang, three counties – Longyou, Changshan and Kaihua, and one county-level city – Jiangshan.

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