Chinese City Fact: Zhengzhou

Zhengzhou is located in North-Central China and is on south bank the Yellow River. It is one of the “Eight Great Ancient Capitals of China” and has a population of around 4.5 million people in the urban area.

Industry sprang up after 1949 turning what was once more of a commercial and administrative centre into an industrial city with cotton plants and mills creating textiles from the surrounding cotton fields. Quite a dusty and windy city, the government has planted a huge number of trees over the years to hold down the sand that used to blow through.

IMG_2909photo © 2009 David Woo | more info (via: Wylio)

With the completion of the high-speed rail network in China in the coming years, Zhengzhou will have a number of lines intersecting in the city. It is envisaged that this will promote rapid development of the city and it’s importance in inland China will grow.

IMG_2992photo © 2009 David Woo | more info (via: Wylio)

For more information on Zhengzhou please visit:
http://www.chinatoday.com/city/zhengzhou.htm

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