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Overview of Lishui city

chinadaily.com.cn| Updated : Mar 12, 2021 L M S

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Lishui, the largest prefecture-level city in Zhejiang province is blessed with a superior and unique ecological environment. [Photo/VCG]

Population: 2,707,396 registered residents (end of 2020)

Location: southwest of East China's Zhejiang province

Area: 17,300 square kilometers

Economy:

In 2020, Lishui recorded a GDP of 154 billion yuan ($23.73 billion), a year-on-year increase of 3.4 percent; the general public budget revenue reached 14.39 billion yuan, up 2.9 percent year-on-year; the per capita disposable income of urban and rural residents was 48,532 yuan and 23,637 yuan, up 4.5 and 7.8 percent respectively.

Administrative divisions:

Lishui governs a district -- Liandu district -- and seven counties: Qingtian, Jinyun, Suichang, Songyang, Yunhe, Qingyuan and Jingning, as well as the county-level city of Longquan. Among the counties, Jingning is the only She ethnic group autonomous county in the nation and the only ethnic group autonomous county in East China.

Brief introduction:

Lishui, the largest prefecture-level city in Zhejiang province is blessed with a superior and an impressive ecology and environment. It enjoys pristine and densely forested mountains with 80.79 percent coverage rate which rank second in China in height, with 3,573 peaks at altitudes above 1,000 meters. Among these is the 1,929-meter-high Huangmaojian Peak of Fengyang Mountain, the highest peak in East China's Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces.

Lishui is also renowned for the quality of its water. It is the source of six rivers -- namely the Oujiang River, Qiantang River, Feiyun River, Jiaojiang River, Minjiang River and Saijiang River, where the water quality ranks first in Zhejiang province.