—  Prefecture-level city  —
Location of Zhuzhou within Hunan
Zhuzhou is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 27°51′N 113°08′E / 27.85°N 113.133°E / 27.85; 113.133
Country China
Province Hunan
 – Prefecture-level city 4,348.3 sq mi (11,262 km2)
 – Urban 206.6 sq mi (535 km2)
 – Metro 206.6 sq mi (535 km2)
Population (2010 census)
 – Prefecture-level city 3,855,609
 – Density 886.7/sq mi (342.4/km2)
 – Urban 806,988
 – Urban density 3,906.7/sq mi (1,508.4/km2)
 – Metro 806,988
 – Metro density 3,906.7/sq mi (1,508.4/km2)
Time zone China standard time (UTC+8)

Zhuzhou (Chinese: 株洲; pinyin: Zhūzhōu), formerly Jianning, is a city in Hunan Province, China, southeast of Changsha beside the Xiangjiang River. It is part of the "ChangZhuTan Golden Triangle" (comprising the cities of Changsha, Zhuzhou and Xiangtan). The city has jurisdiction over 5 counties (Yanling, Chaling, Youxian, Liling, Zhuzhou) and four districts (Hetang, Lusong, Shifeng and Tianyuan, a high-tech industrial development zone), and covers an area of 11,420 km².

It has 3,855,609 inhabitants at the 2010 census whom 806,988 live in the built up area (4 urban districts). With adjoining Zhuzhou being agglomerated in a few years, the joint built up area is home to 2,586,948 inhabitants.

Zhuzhou is located in a subtropical monsoon climate zone and with its abundant mineral and organic resources has one of the highest agricultural yields in Hunan Province.



Zhuzhou is a very important transportation junction in South China. The Beijing-Guangzhou Railway, the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway and the Hunan-Guizhou Railway meet here, which makes Zhuzhou railway station one of the five special class passenger & goods transportation stations in China. There is a train passing by on average every three minutes. Zhuzhou North Station is the biggest goods transportation marshalling station in South China, with 110 trains and more than 30 thousand passengers passing through every day.

Besides the comprehensive railway system, Zhuzhou is connected to the rest of the country by 106 National Highway, 320 National Highway, 211 Provincial Highway,the Beijing-Zhuhai expressway, the Shanghai-Ruili expressway, and three highways linking south Fujian, south Jiangxi and south Hunan Province.

Zhuzhou is 37 kilometers away from Changsha Huanghua International Airport. It takes about 30 minutes to drive to the airport by the Changsha-Zhuzhou Highway.

Xiangjiang River runs through Zhuzhou, which makes it one of the eight harbours in Hunan Province.


Zhuzhou is the second largest city in Hunan Province, and it's an industrial city with four key industries are metallurgy, machine manufacture, chemicals and building materials.

Zhuzhou became one of the eight key national-wide industrial cities in the 1st Five-Year-Plan. 4 out of 156 key projects were set up in Zhuzhou. Later on, more than 20 important factories were built in Zhuzhou.

Zhuzhou's high-tech industrial development zone was approved by the State Council in December 1992 and was designated in a 35 km² area next to the Xiangjiang River.[1]

The high-tech industrial development zone is located less than 10km from national highway G320,[2] and provides incentives to encourage investment in biotechnology and pharmaceuticals; construction materials production, food and agricultural processing, heavy industry, and telecommunications equipment production.[3][4]

Building and structures


  • Norway Fredrikstad, Østfold, Norway and Zhuzhou signed a twin town agreement in 1999 after establishing contact in 1995. The two cities also signed agreements on student and competence exchange and culture. Also, two elementary schools - one in Zhuzhou and one in Fredrikstad - signed an agreement on friendship cooperation.


  1. ^ Zhuzhou Hi-Tech Development Zone
  2. ^ RightSite.asia
  3. ^ RightSite.asia
  4. ^ Clean Energy Entrepreneurs Face More Obstacles in U.S., New York Times, September 8, 2010

Coordinates: 27°51′N 113°08′E / 27.85°N 113.133°E / 27.85; 113.133

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