Jinhua Overview

Basic Information

  • Chinese Name: 金华
  • Location: In the central of Zhejiang province
  • Area: 10,942 square kilometers
  • Population: 5, 56 million, Han Chinese is the vast majority nationality group
  • Language: Mandarin, Wu Dialect

Administrative Division

As a prefecture-level city in Zhejiang province, Jinhua has jurisdiction over 2 districts, 4 county-level cities and 3 counties.

  • 2 Districts:Wucheng district(婺城区), Jindong district(金东区)
  • 4 County-level cities: Lanxi city(兰溪市), Yiwu city(义乌市), Dongyang city(东阳市), Yongkang city(永康市)
  • 3 Counties: Wuyi county(武义县), Pujiang county(浦江县), Pan ’an county(磐安县)


Located in the central part of Zhejiang province, Jinhua is east to Taizhou, south to Lishui, west to Quzhou, and north to Shaoxing and Hangzhou. It has a 129 kilometers' length from north to south and 151 kilometers' length from west to east, covering about 2,044 square kilometers. Its city center is at the intersection of Dongyang River, Wuyi River and Jinhua River.

Located in the east of Jinqu Basin, the topography of Jinhua is high in the north and south, and low in the middle. Surrounded by mountains in three sides and three rivers and one basin strewing at random are the basic characteristics of Jinhua geography.


Jinhua belongs to subtropical monsoon climate. Its general characteristics of climate there are four distinctive seasons, moderate temperature, abundant heat, rich rainfall and distinctly dry and wet season. In spring, temperature rises quickly, with changeable temperature. Also, the end of spring and the beginning of summer is peak time for rainfall, with hail and high wind sometimes. The summer there is long. And the period of autumn is short but with cool weather and wet air, which is quite suitable time for traveling. As for winter, it’s cold and dry.

Culture & History

Jinhua, built in Xia and Shang dynasties, has a long history of more than 2,200 years, which has experienced different times so that it has profound and abundant culture. It is also a place that cultivates lots of famous talents like Libai, Li Qingzhao, Luo Binwang, etc. and its culture are taken on well in its folk customs. To know more about Jinhua culture.


Because of its own abundant land resources and good climate conditions, Jinhua develops well in animal husbandry industry, agriculture, service industry and other sectors. Recent years, owing to e-commerce development, Jinhua makes the best of its small commodity industry in Yiwu city to promote inline trading which accepts good results. In 2017, the city bureau of statistics released the city's economic operation situation analysis report. Its gross domestic product reached about 387 billion RMB, with an increase of 6.5%, showing a promising future of Jinhua economic development.


Located in the south of Yangtze River and with abundant travel resources and various tourist attractions, Jinhua starts leisure travel and promotes its tourism in diverse way. Its special economic development patterns attract people from all over the world gathering there. Simultaneous, tourists as well are attracted more and more recently. Mountain and river landscape tour, the ancient Wu culture experience, rural folk culture tour and ecological tourism has been exploited and developed in a prosperous direction.


Various and special festivals of the local are capable of offering visitors good opportunities to get closer with people and culture there. Also, with the enjoyment of festivals, tourists would welcome more pleasant experiences. Anywhere has its own special festivals and activities in China. And there in Jinhua, you can take part in those activities like China Orchid Festival, Jinhua International Huangdaxian Tourism Festival, China Yiwu International Small Commodities Fair, etc. To know more detail about Jinhua festivals and activities.


Dishes in one place are good aspects to know more and be closer to the local since food is usually impacted by climate and cultural environment. Jinhua is located in the south of Yangtze River which gives it good environment conditions so that dishes there are moderate instead of spicy like some other places in China. Also, dishes there make the best of local ingredients. Thanks to the small commodity industry which makes loads of people gather in Jinhua, you could eat diverse foods from different nations there.