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Your Guide to China> Jiangsu Province>Suzhou Municipality>Taicang City (江苏省太仓市)

Taicang City, A county-level division under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Municipality on behalf of Jiangsu Province

In Chinese: 太仓市 ; In Pinyin: Tài Cāng Shì
Administrative Division Code : 320585;
Post Code : 215400
Phone Area Code :0512
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 苏E
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 320585
Area Coverage: 642 square kilometers;
Population : 470,000 persons (by the end of 2010);
Seat of Government: Chengxiang Town
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City is at the third level in China's administrative divisional system. It's amongst the seven types of County level administrative divisions(县级行政区).
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Subdivisions under its Jurisdiction
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In Pinyin
1Chengxiang Town城厢镇
2Shuangfeng Town双凤镇
3Huangjing Town璜泾镇
4Fuqiao Town浮桥镇
5Liuhe Town浏河镇
6Shaxi Town沙溪镇
7Sci-Edu New Town科教新城
8Economic Development Area经济开发区

Taicang, or “Great Granary” in Mandarin, is a county-level city under the jurisdiction of Suzhou Prefecture City. During the Three Kingdoms Period (220-280 A.D.), the Kingdom Wu began to build a granaries on the land, which was called Taicang later, in order to store grain or rice. This initiated the small town’s booming economy and improved its transportation in later years. In Yuan Dynasty (1271 - 1368 A.D.), the ancient town was further expanded into not just a civil community but also a military base, in which the local municipal authority built moats, town walls and streets.
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