Suzhou facts for kids
Landmarks of Suzhou — top left: Humble Administrator's Garden; top right: Yunyan Pagoda in Tiger Hill; middle: Skyline of Jinji Lake; bottom left: Changmen Gate in night; bottom right: Shantang Canal
Location in Jiangsu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Prefecture-level city||8,488.42 km2 (3,277.40 sq mi)|
|• Land||6,093.92 km2 (2,352.88 sq mi)|
|• Water||2,394.50 km2 (924.52 sq mi)|
|• Urban||2,743 km2 (1,059 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||10,658,000|
|• Density||1,255.59/km2 (3,251.97/sq mi)|
|Time zone||Beijing Time (UTC+8)|
|ISO 3166 code||CN-JS-05|
|City tree||Camphor laurel|
|Regional dialect||Wu: Suzhou dialect|
|License plate prefix||苏E and 苏U|
It is the second largest city in the province, after its capital Nanjing. The city is located on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region. Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.33 million in its city proper, and a total resident population (as of 2013[update]) of 10.58 million in its administrative area.
Its urban population grew at a rate of 6.5% between 2000 and 2014, which is the highest among cities with more than 5 million people.
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