PUTIAN (Chinese : 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern
China . It borders
Fuzhou City to the north, Quanzhou
City to the south, and the
Taiwan Strait 's Xinghai Bay to the east.
Mulan River flows through the southern part of the city.
* 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
Putian was first founded as an administrative area in the year of 568
as a county during the
Liang Dynasty .
Putian was later re-established as a military administrative division
Song Dynasty with the migration of
Han Chinese military
families and soldiers into the area from Northern
China during the
The city greatly prospered during the
Ming Dynasty .
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 (秀屿区)
Xianyou County (仙游县)
CHENGXIANG HANJIANG LICHENG XIUYU Xianyou
LANGUAGES AND ETHNIC GROUPS
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 .
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.
Meizhou Island , most famous for being the legendary birthplace of
the goddess Matsu , is located closely offshore of Putian.
COLLEGE AND UNIVERSITIES