Chuzhou (Chinese滁州 市, pinyin Chuzhou Shì ) is a prefecture-level city in the eastern part of Anhui province in the People's Republic of China. The administrative area of the city of Chuzhou has an area of ​​13,398 km ² and approximately 4.34 million inhabitants ( end of 2004). The city is located in the vicinity of Nanjing, after there are about 50 km in south- eastern direction. By the sea is about 200 km, Shanghai is nearly 350 km away. Some German companies have manufacturing facilities in Chuzhou (eg Bosch and Siemens ( BSH) for refrigerators ).

Administrative Divisions

At county level, Chuzhou consists of two districts, four counties and two independent cities together:


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  • Chuzhou University
  • Radio and TV University, Chuzhou

Famous residents

  • Zhu Yuanzhang (1328 - 1398) founding emperor of the Ming Dynasty
  • Wu Jingzi (1701 - 1754), Qing Dynasty writer, author of The Unofficial History of the Scholars Forest