Shengzhou (), formerly Shengxian or Sheng County, is a county-level city
in central Zhejiang
, south of the Hangzhou Bay
, and is the south-eastern part of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing
. It is about 1.5 hours drive from the provincial capital of Hangzhou
through the Hangzhou-Ningbo, Shangyu-Sanmen Expressway.
At the 2010 census, its population was 679,762, but 1,060,206 lived in the built-up area made of Shengzhou City and Xinchang County largely being conurbated.
The city is the national and international top producer of ties.
Shengzhou is the origin of the Yue opera
, the second most popular Chinese opera
Towns (镇, ''zhen'')
Shengzhou is famous for its variety of local snacks and southeast China style dishes. Examples include: Xiaolongbao (小笼包), Doufubao (豆腐包), Youtiao, and Shengzhou Chaoniangao (嵊州炒年糕).
Category:County-level cities in Zhejiang