Xuzhou (zh-cp|c=徐州|p=Xúzhōu; Postal Map Spelling: Hsuchow), known as Pengcheng (zh-cp|c=彭城|p=PéngChéng) in ancient times, is a
prefecture-level cityin northwestern Jiangsuprovince, People's Republic of China. It is known for its convenient location as a transportation hub in northern Jiangsu, as it has expressways and railwaylinks connecting directly to the provinces of Henanand Shandong, the neighbouring city of Lianyungang, as well as the economic hub Shanghai.
prefecture-level cityof Xuzhou administers eleven county-level divisions, including five districts, two county-level cities and four counties.
* Gulou District (鼓楼区)
* Xinyi City (新沂市)
* Suining County (睢宁县)
These are further divided into 157 township-level divisions.
Geography and climate
Xuzhou is located in the southeast of
North China Plain. The area of Xuzhou usually experiences short springs and autumns, and the summers are very long and sun scorching hot, with relatively cold winters, and there is a lower than average level of precipitation.
Universities and colleges
China University of Mining & Technology(中国矿业大学)
Xuzhou Medical College(徐州医学院)
Xuzhou Normal University(徐州师范大学)
Xuzhou No.1 Middle School(徐州市第一中学)
Xuzhou No.3 Middle School(徐州市第三中学)
Xuzhou No.5 Middle School(徐州市第五中学)
Spring and Autumn Period, Xuzhou was a collection of small farming/fishing villages and towns, part of the border region between the Chu (state), Wu (state)and Qi (state). By the Warring States Period, it was firmly in cultural and administrative sphere of Chu. Liu Bangwas born in one of Xuzhou's counties, Pei County. The Xuzhou region was called Huaiyangduring the Zhou Dynastysince the Huai Rivercrosses the area. The state of Chu moved to this area after the Qinarmy captured the old capital, Ying, in modern Jingzhou, Hubei.
Yellow Riverstarted to change course in the Song Dynasty, when heavy silting at the Yellow River mouth forced the river to channel its flow to the lower Huai River tributary, the region has since become barren due to persistent flooding, nutrient depletion and salination of the once fertile soil.The area was the site of the final critical battle in the Chinese Civil War, the Huaihai Campaignin 1948-49. Sister Cities
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Battle of Xuzhou
List of cities in the People's Republic of China by population
* [http://www.xz.gov.cn Government website of Xuzhou] (in Simplified Chinese)
* [http://xuzhou.jiangsu.net Xuzhou city guide with open directory] (Jiangsu.NET)
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