Chinese Name: 湖州 (hú zhōu)
Area: 5,820 square kilometers (2,247 square miles)
Location: in the north of Zhejiang, east China
Administrative Division: 2 districts (Wuxing, Nanxun); 3 counties (Changxing, Deqing, Anji)
Area Code: 0572
Zip Code: 313000
GDP (2019): CNY 312.24 billion (USD 45.26 billion)
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Located in the north part of Zhejiang Province, Huzhou City stands on the south bank of the Taihu Lake and adjacent to Jiangsu and Anhui provinces. It enjoys an advantageous location, 75 kilometers (47 miles) north of Hangzhou, 160 kilometers (99 miles) west of Shanghai. Huzhou produces Hu Calligraphy Brush which is one of the “Four Treasures of the Study”. The most important feature of the brush is that it has a neat and transparent tip that is usually made of high-grade goat wool through nearly 100 processes. In the Tang Dynasty (618 - 907), the accomplishment of the world's first monograph on tea culture by Lu Yu made Huzhou one of the birthplaces of tea culture.
Today, the eco-friendly cityscape, the quaint NanxunWater Town ranking among the 10 most charming towns in China, the beautiful Mogan Mountain, and the Chinese Bamboo Sea in Anji where the Oscar-winning film Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon was once filmed lure tourists from around the world.