Joining Year: 1998
Hangzhou also Romanised as Hangchow, is the capital and most populous city of Zhejiang, People’s Republic of China.
Hangzhou grew to prominence as the southern terminus of the Grand Canal and has been one of China’s most renowned and prosperous cities for much of the last millennium. Hangzhou is also one of the world’s top 100 financial centers, according to the Global Financial Centres Index.
As of the 2020 Chinese census, it had a total population of 11,936,010 inhabitants. However, its metropolitan area, populated by 13.035 million people over an area of 8,107.9 km2, consists of all urban districts in Hangzhou and 3 urban districts of the city of Shaoxing.
East And North East Asia