Suzhou

Suzhou Overview

Chinese Name: English IPA: Location: Population (city): Language: Zip code: Tel code: Time zone:

Suzhou (Wu Chinese: [soʊ˥ tsøʏ˨˩]), alternately romanized as Soochow, is a major city located in southeastern Jiangsu Province of East China, about 100 km (62 mi) northwest of Shanghai. It is a major economic center and focal point of trade and commerce, and the second largest city in the province, after its capital Nanjing. The city is situated on the lower reaches of the Yangtze River and the shores of Lake Tai and belongs to the Yangtze River Delta region.

Administratively, Suzhou is a prefecture-level city with a population of 4.33 million in its city proper, and a total resident population (as of 2013) of 10.58 million in its administrative area.[4][5] Its urban population grew at an unprecedented rate of 6.5% between 2000 and 2014, which is the highest among cities with more than 5 million people.

Other Destinations in Suzhou

Suzhou Attractions

More Suzhou Attractions >>

Suzhou Tours

Climate & When to Go

More Suzhou Climate & When to Go >>

Transportation

More Suzhou Transportation >>

Festivals and Activities

More Suzhou Festivals and Activities >>

Travel Tips

More Suzhou Travel Tips >>

Useful Maps

More Suzhou Useful Maps >>

Suzhou Accommodation

More Suzhou Accommodation >>

Other Hot Destinations in China