Jiande (help·info) is a county-level city in the west of Zhejiang Province, China. It is under the administration of Hangzhou City.
During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jiande was the capital of Yanzhou Prefecture. On account of this, Jiande was often referred to as Yanzhou Fu (严州府). A transcription commonly seen in both French and English writing of the time was Yen-tcheou-fou, derived from French missionary writing.
Direct trains for freight link Jiande with Yiwu and Jinhua
- ^ An historical, geographical, and philosophical view of the Chinese empire: comprehending a description of the fifteen provinces of China, Chinese Tartary; tributary states; natural history of China; government, religion, laws, manners and customs, literature, arts, sciences, manufactures, &c (2 ed.). p. 83.
- ^ Murray, Hugh; Crawfurd, John; Gordon, Peter (1843), An historical and descriptive account of China: its ancient and modern history, language, literature, religion, government, industry, manners, and social state ... (3 ed.), Oliver & Boyd, pp. 25–26
- ^ Yen-tcheou-fou was also used to transcribe the name of the city and prefecture in Shandong. (Both places' names are transcribed as "Yanzhou" in pinyin, but are written with different Chinese characters).
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