Last updated on 4 November 2016

About this sound Jiande  is a county-level city in Zhejiang Province, China. It is under the administration of Hangzhou.


During the Ming and Qing Dynasties, Jiande was the capital of Yanzhou Prefecture (fu). 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]


Direct trains for freight link Jiande with Yiwu and Jinhua


Coordinates: 29°29′23″N 119°20′13″E / 29.4896°N 119.337°E / 29.4896; 119.337

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