25 Facts About Zhengzhou


Zhengzhou, spelt Zheng Zhou and alternatively romanized as Chengchow, is the capital and largest city of Henan Province in the central part of the People's Republic of China.

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Zhengzhou is a major hub of China's national transportation network, with railways connecting Zhengzhou to Europe and an international airport.

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Zhengzhou is a National Civilized City and a State-list Famous Historical and Culture City.

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Greater Zhengzhou was named as one of the 13 emerging mega-cities in China in a July 2012 report by the Economist Intelligence Unit, and officially named as the eighth National Central City in 2017 by the central government in Beijing.

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Zhengzhou is a major city for scientific research, appearing among the world's top 130 cities as tracked by the Nature Index.

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Since 1950, archaeological finds in a walled city in Eastern Zhengzhou have provided evidence of Shang dynasty settlements in the area around BC 1600.

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Name Zhengzhou came from the Sui dynasty, even though it was located in Chenggao, another town.

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Zhengzhou thus became a major rail junction and a regional center for cotton, grain, peanuts, and other agricultural produce.

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Early in 1923 a workers' strike began in Zhengzhou and spread along the rail line before it was suppressed; a 14-story double tower in the center of the city commemorates the strike.

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Zhengzhou has a locomotive and rolling-stock repair plant, a tractor-assembly plant, and a thermal generating station.

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Zhengzhou is at the crossing point of the north–south route skirting the Taihang Mountains and the mountains of western Henan.

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Zhengzhou is divided into 6 urban districts, 5 county-level cities and 1 county.

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Zhengzhou maintains abundant cultural heritages that reflect its glorious history as well as the culture of Henan Province.

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Zhengzhou's most developed and modern area is the Zhengdong New Area, which is in the eastern part of the city.

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The tallest structure in Zhengzhou is the 388-meter height Zhongyuan Tower, located on Hanghai East Road in the south of Zhengdong New Area.

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Zhengzhou is the economic center of the province and the surrounding areas such as southeastern Shanxi and southwestern Shandong.

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Zhengzhou has been one of the major industrial cities in The People's Republic of China since 1949.

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Service industries of Zhengzhou include retail, wholesale, hospitality, finance, exhibition, transport and delivery, tourism, and education.

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Third party logistics in Zhengzhou has been experiencing industrial boom during the past few years.

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Zhengzhou brought in advanced ideas including ecological city, co-existing city, metabolic city and ring city ideas.

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Zhengzhou is located in the central part of China and is a main national transport hub.

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Zhengzhou Metro is a rapid transit metro rail network serving urban and suburban districts of Great Zhengzhou metropolitan.

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Zhengzhou is the junction of the Longhai Railway and the Beijing–Guangzhou Railway as well as a major national railway hub.

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Zhengzhou is on the Beijing–Guangzhou–Shenzhen–Hong Kong high-speed railway and the Xuzhou–Lanzhou High-Speed Railway.

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Zhengzhou East railway station is dedicated to high-speed trains and is one of the largest in Asia and Zhengzhou South railway station is a new high-speed railway hub under construction.

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