Hangzhou, referred to as "Hangzhou", the capital of Zhejiang Province, the deputy provincial city, the central city of the Yangtze River Delta Urban agglomeration, the core city of the Hangzhouwan Bay Area, the core city of Hangzhou Metropolitan Circle, the central city of Shanghai Ka Hang G60 Corridor Center, the international Important Electronic Commerce Center, located in the southeast coast of China, north of Zhejiang Province , is the political, economic, cultural, educational, transportation and financial center of Zhejiang province.
As of 2017, Hangzhou under the jurisdiction of 10 districts, 2 counties, escrow 1 county-level cities, a total area of 16853.57 square kilometers. Hangzhou has a history of more than more than 2,200 years since the establishment of the county administration in the Qin Dynasty, and was once the capital of Wu Yue Country and the Southern Song Dynasty. Because of the beautiful scenery, known as the "paradise on earth" reputation. Thanks to the convenience of Beijing-Hangzhou Canal and the port of commerce, as well as its developed silk and grain industry, Hangzhou has historically been an important commercial hub. Later, relying on the opening of railway lines such as the Shanghai-Hangzhou railway and the driving of Shanghai in import and export trade, light industry developed rapidly.
Since the new century, with the impetus of Alibaba and other high-tech enterprises, the Internet economy has become a new economic growth point in Hangzhou.
Hangzhou has many cultural monuments, the West Lake and its surrounding a large number of natural and cultural landscape relics, representative of the West Lake culture, Liangzhu culture, silk culture, tea culture, as well as the spread of many stories and legends to become the representative of Hangzhou culture.
The 2018 World Short Pool Swimming championships and the 2022 Asian Games will be held in Hangzhou. In the January 2018, Hangzhou was selected as the first demonstration city of Social Credit system construction. 2017 China's top hundred cities rankings ranked 7th. 2017, the resident population of 9.468 million people, urbanization rate of 76.8%, residents per capita disposable income of 49832 yuan, total retail sales of social consumer goods 571.7 billion yuan, high-tech enterprises up to 2,844.