12 Facts About Cangzhou


Cangzhou is a prefecture-level city in eastern Hebei province, People's Republic of China.

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Cangzhou is reported to have been founded in the Southern and Northern Dynasties period .

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Cangzhou's urban center is a heavily industrial city but the city's administrative territory includes strongly agricultural areas, and is well known in China for its Chinese jujubes and pear .

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Cangzhou encompasses a large fishing port and the coal-exporting Huanghua Harbour.

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Cangzhou is located in eastern Hebei, immediately to the south of Tianjin, near the coast of the Bohai Sea of the Pacific Ocean.

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Major airports located closest to Cangzhou include Beijing Capital Airport and Tianjin Airport.

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Cangzhou is famed for its historic thousand-year-old 40-ton sculpture, the Iron Lion of Cangzhou.

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Cangzhou is home to a traditional Chinese form of musical performing arts, Kuaiban Dagu.

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Cangzhou, though predominated by the Han Chinese majority, is home to a sizable population of the Muslim Hui minority.

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Dominant first language of Cangzhou's population is a variety of the northeastern Mandarin dialect continuum termed Cangzhou, and is a variety of Ji Lu Mandarin.

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Dialects of the Cangzhou area vary between localities and counties, though are generally intelligible among each other.

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Cangzhou is home to the Cangzhou Airbase of the People's Liberation Army Air Force.

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