Hangzhou is a 'new tier 1' city located within Zhejiang Province in East China. It is also Zhejiang's Provincial Capital.
In China's administrative hierarchy, Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city, meaning it is governed under Zhejiang province control, but enjoys a greater degree of autonomy than most prefecture-level cities.
The official name of Hangzhou in simplified Chinese characters is 杭州 (or in pinyin: Hángzhōu).
Since the establishment of the Zhejiang Free Trade Zone in 2017, the following sections within Hangzhou have been designated as free trade zones:
The following high tech zones are located in Hangzhou:
Hangzhou is served by the following airports:
The city of Hangzhou's metro system commenced operation on 24 November 2012.
The following Chinese companies are headquartered in Hangzhou:
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