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PUTIAN (Chinese : 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian province, China
China
. It borders Fuzhou
Fuzhou
City to the north, Quanzhou City to the south, and the Taiwan Strait
Taiwan Strait
's Xinghai Bay to the east. The Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.

CONTENTS

* 1 History

* 1.1 Imperial era * 1.2 Contemporary era

* 2 Administration * 3 Languages and ethnic groups * 4 Economy * 5 Tourism * 6 College and universities * 7 References * 8 External links

HISTORY

IMPERIAL ERA

Putian
Putian
was first founded as an administrative area in the year of 568 as a county during the Liang Dynasty .

Putian
Putian
was later re-established as a military administrative division during the Song Dynasty with the migration of Han Chinese military families and soldiers into the area from Northern China
China
during the period.

The city greatly prospered during the Ming Dynasty .

CONTEMPORARY ERA

ADMINISTRATION

Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District (城厢区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux. The municipal region comprises three other districts and one county :

* Hanjiang District (涵江区) * Licheng District (荔城区) * Xiuyu District
Xiuyu District
(秀屿区) * Xianyou County
Xianyou County
(仙游县)

MAP

CHENGXIANG HANJIANG LICHENG XIUYU Xianyou County

LANGUAGES AND ETHNIC GROUPS

The Han Chinese are the majority ethnic group.

Puxian Min is the largest dialect spoken in Putian. It is a dialect of Min , a Chinese language .

ECONOMY

Putian
Putian
has become an export base for Fujian products. The main industries are shoe-making, brewing, electronics, garments, fruits, vegetables, and machinery, electrical goods. In particular, the area is known for high-quality counterfeits of shoes and the domination of Chinese private healthcare.

TOURISM

Meizhou Island , most famous for being the legendary birthplace of the goddess Matsu , is located closely offshore of Putian.

COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES