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Location and Population

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Updated: 2011-09-10

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Suzhou lies in the Yangtze Delta, bordering Shanghai in the east, Zhejiang Province in the south, Lake Taihu in the west and the Yangtze in the north. Its east longitude is between 119'55" and 121'20" and its north latitude is between 30'47" and 32'02" with an altitude of about 4 meters. The total area of Suzhou is 8488.42 square kilometers, 2.7% of that mountainous; 42.5% under water. The land under cultivation occupies 288160 hectares. Built-up urban areas cover 1,650 square kilometers.

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Suzhou is composed of Suzhou Downtown and 5 county-level cities. Suzhou Downtown contains seven Districts: Wuzhong, Xiangcheng, Pingjiang, Canglang, Jinchang, Suzhou Industrial Park and Suzhou New Hi-tech District. The 5 county-level cities are Changsu, Kunshan, Taicang, Wujiang and Zhangjiagang. Suzhou has a population of 5.8 million, of which 2.1 million live in urban areas.

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