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PUTIAN (Chinese : 莆田) is a prefecture-level city in eastern Fujian
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-estalished as a military adminitrative division during the Song Dynasty
Song Dynasty
with the migration of Han Chinese
Han Chinese
military families and soldiers into the area from Northern China
China
during the period.

The city greatly prospered during the Ming Dynasty
Ming Dynasty
.

CONTEMPORARY ERA

ADMINISTRATION

Putian's municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Chengxiang District
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)

MAP

CHENGXIANG HANJIANG LICHENG XIUYU Xianyou County

LANGUAGES AND ETHNIC GROUPS

The Han Chinese
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
Chinese language
.

ECONOMY

Putian
Putian
has become an export base for Fujian
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

* Putian University

REFERENCES

* ^ A B 莆田市2015年国民经济和社会发展统计公报 (IN CHINESE). PUTIAN MUNICIPAL STATISTIC BUREAU. 2010-02-20. RETRIEVED 2010-05-03. * ^ Litchi City Putian * ^ China