Jiande

 Jiande  is a county-level city in the west of Zhejiang Province, China. It is under the administration of Hangzhou City.

Jiande
建德市
County-level city
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Jiande is located in Zhejiang
Jiande
Jiande
Location in Zhejiang
Coordinates: 29°29′23″N 119°20′13″E / 29.4896°N 119.337°ECoordinates: 29°29′23″N 119°20′13″E / 29.4896°N 119.337°E
Country People's Republic of China
Province Zhejiang
Sub-provincial city Hangzhou
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 311600

History

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.[1][2][3]

Transportation

Direct trains for freight link Jiande with Yiwu and Jinhua

Notes

  1. ^ 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.
  2. ^ 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
  3. ^ 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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