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China Guide > Jiangsu>Suzhou Municipality; [江苏省苏州市] [Pinyin:Jiāng Sū Shěng Sū Zhōu Shì]

Suzhou Municipality, A prefecture-level city under Jiangsu Province , In Chinese [苏州市]

Facts & Informations :

Administrative Division Code : 320500;
Post Code : 215002;
Phone Area Code :0512
The Prefix of Motor Vehicle License Plate : 苏E
The Prefix of Citizen Identity Card Number: 320500
Area Coverage: 6267 square kilometers;
Population : 6,350,000 persons (Including the subordinate cities and counties);
The Seat :
Suzhou in Pictures
The adminitrative division form of Suzhou is Municipality, which is one of the four administrative divisional forms at the the second level of China local administrative division system .
Municipality is also referred to as a prefecture level city (地级市). Most of Chinese big cities belong to this variety.
A prefecture-level municipality is subject to the juridiction of a provincial government ,and directly controls some urban districts while overseeing some counties or smaller cities on behalf of the provincial government.
Thus it's normal to see a large City (a Municipality) have jurisdiction over some small cities in China.
Urban Subdivisions of Suzhou City
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Gusu District姑苏区Gusu QuDistrict
2Wujiang District吴江区Wujiang QuDistrict
3Xiangcheng District相城区Xiangcheng QuDistrict
4Wuzhong District吴中区Wuzhong QuDistrict
5Huqiu District虎丘区Huqiu QuDistrict
Subdivisions Under the jurisdication of Suzhou Municipality
The components of greater Suzhou Municipality
S/NFull NameIn Chinese In PinyinDivison type
1Suzhou Industrial Park苏州工业园区Suzhou Industrial Park
2Taicang City太仓市Taicang ShiCity
3Kunshan City昆山市Kunshan ShiCity
4Zhangjiagang City张家港市Zhangjiagang ShiCity
5Changshu City常熟市Changshu ShiCity
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Overview


Whether you approach Suzhou (formerly Soochow) from Nanking or from Shanghai, you will pass through the closely cultivated land of the Yangtze delta area, crisscrossed with canals and irrigation ditches. Clusters of white peasant houses rise from fields of yellow rape oil seed or purple alfalfa, and then the pagodas of Suzhou loom into view. The city streets are narrow enough for the trees to form a continuous. Leafy bower, with shadows dappling the passers-by below. Most of the houses are traditional in style, single-storied or sometimes two-storied, largely whitewas.....
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