Fujian
(1,364 words)

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Fuzhou

85 counties, 23 cities

35.58 million inhabitants

121,400 km²

293 inhabitants per km2

The province of Fujian is situated in the southeast of China. It shares borders with the provinces of Zhejiang, Jiangxi, and Guangdong. Fujian's geographical position is characterized by the coast, abundant with bays and islands, its close proximity to Taiwan, and its relative isolation from the inner countryside. The reasons for this geographical detachment are a number of mountain ranges which run parallel to the coast in a step-like fashion. Fujian's …

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Schulze, Walter, “Fujian”, in: Brill’s Encyclopedia of China, Managing Editor English Edition: Daniel Leese. Consulted online on 20 September 2017
First published online: 2008
First print edition: ISBN: 9789004168633, 20121018



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