([xǎŋʈʂóʊ]), formerly romanised as Hangchow, is the capital and largest city of Zhejiang Province in Eastern China. It sits at the head of Hangzhou Bay, which separates Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of the most renowned and prosperous cities in China for much of the last millennium, due in part to its beautiful natural scenery. The city's West Lake is its best-known attraction.

Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou Metropolitan Area, the fourth-largest metropolitan area in China. During the 2010 Chinese census, the metropolitan area held 21.102 million people over an area of 34,585 km2 (13,353 sq mi). Hangzhou prefecture had a registered population of 8,892,000 and the built-up area (including the 9 urban districts and the Keqiao and Yuecheng districts of Shaoxing) held 8,874,348.

In September 2015, Hangzhou was awarded the 2022 Asian Games. It will be the third Chinese city to play host to the Asian Games after Beijing 1990 and Guangzhou 2010. On November 16, 2015, President Xi Jinping announced that Hangzhou would host the eleventh G-20 summit on September 4–5, 2016.


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Two years to go, Hangzhou takes firm steps towards successful Asian Games

Sina 10 Sep 2020
HANGZHOU, China, Sept. 10 (Xinhua) -- Welcoming the two-year countdown to the opening of the 19th Asian Games on Thursday, host city Hangzhou exudes confidence of delivering an Asiad that has "Chinese grandeur, Zhejiang style and Hangzhou flavor." ... Hangzhou 2022 also embraced multiple milestones amid the fight against the pandemic.

Police eye husband as suspect in wife's death

China Daily 25 Jul 2020
Local police announced late Thursday that they had detained a 55-year-old Hangzhou man surnamed Xu, who is suspected of killing his wife who has been missing for almost 20 days ... missing on July 6 and was believed to have been killed by Xu, the Hangzhou police said in a notice.

Husband a suspect in Hangzhou woman's disappearance, police say

China Daily 24 Jul 2020
Local police announced on Thursday they have adopted criminal coercive measures toward 55-year-old Hangzhou local Xu, who was suspected of killing his wife that had gone missing for almost 20 days ... to had been killed by Xu, the Hangzhou police said in a notice.
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