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SHANGYU DISTRICT (Chinese : 上虞区; pinyin : Shàngyú) is a district of the prefecture-level city of Shaoxing
Shaoxing
in the northeast of Zhejiang
Zhejiang
province, China. At the 2010 census, its population in the built-up (or metro) area was 779,412, up from 722,523 in the 2000 census. Shangyu is roughly fifty kilometers from north to south and about thirty kilometers from east to west. It makes up about one-fourth of the area of Shaoxing
Shaoxing
prefecture. Shangyu District is not part of the Hangzhou- Shaoxing
Shaoxing
built-up area as some countryside still prevent the city from being conurbated until now.

CONTENTS

* 1 Baiguan * 2 Culture * 3 Language * 4 Products * 5 References

BAIGUAN

Shangyu's urban center, Baiguan, is located where the Cao\'e River flows out of the hilly area that makes up more than half of the county, into flat alluvial land bordering Hangzhou Bay
Hangzhou Bay
. This river, and the Cao E Temple (曹娥庙) next to it, are named after a fourteen-year-old girl who became famous in 143 AD for her filial devotion. She died in the river trying to retrieve the body of her father (Cao Xu) who drowned while officiating at a ceremony in honor of Wu Zixu who himself was famous for his filial piety .

Baiguan is about 28 kilometers east of Shaoxing's urban center. The railroad from Hangzhou
Hangzhou
to Ningbo
Ningbo
passes through Baiguan, and the new superhighway between Hangzhou
Hangzhou
and Ningbo
Ningbo
skirts Baiguan. Within Shangyu, just northwest of Baiguan, the Hangzhou- Ningbo
Ningbo
highway (mostly east-west) intersects with a superhighway that goes south to the seacoast and then down the coast, through Wenzhou
Wenzhou
and Fuzhou
Fuzhou
, all the way to Guangzhou
Guangzhou
.

In the name "Baiguan" (百官) “bai” means “hundred” and “guan” means an imperial civil service official. The city came to be called this when it became famous for producing many scholars who became officials by passing the imperial civil service examination.

CULTURE

In the tragic legend of the Butterfly Lovers
Butterfly Lovers
, the young lady was from Shangyu and the young gentleman was from Shaoxing.

Two books by Zhang Jinhuan (章金焕) published by the Zhejiang University Press deal with porcelain (mostly celadon ) produced in the Cao\'e River Valley in Shangyu starting in the Eastern Han
Eastern Han
dynasty: Shangyu Yue Kilns (上虞越窑) (2007) ISBN 978-7-308-05462-1 , and Yue Porcelain Gems (越瓷瑰宝) (2009) ISBN 978-7-308-06531-3 .

LANGUAGE

The Wu language is spoken in Shangyu, as it is in most of Zhejiang Province and in some surrounding areas, including Shanghai.

PRODUCTS

Shangyu has over a thousand umbrella factories; these are concentrated in Songxia, about eight kilometers northwest of Baiguan.

REFERENCES

Coordinates : 30°01′N 120°52′E / 30.017°N 120.867°E / 30.017; 120.867

* v * t * e

County-level divisions of Zhejiang
Zhejiang
Province

Hangzhou
Hangzhou
(capital )

SUB-PROVINCIAL CITIES

HANGZHOU

* Gongshu District * Shangcheng District * Xiacheng District * Jianggan District * Xihu District * Binjiang District
Binjiang District
* Yuhang District * Xiaoshan District
Xiaoshan District
* Fuyang District * Lin\'an District * Jiande City * Tonglu County * Chun\'an County

NINGBO

* Haishu District * Jiangbei District * Beilun District
Beilun District
* Zhenhai District
Zhenhai District
* Yinzhou District * Fenghua District * Cixi City
Cixi City
* Yuyao
Yuyao
City * Ninghai County * Xiangshan County

PREFECTURE-LEVEL CITIES

WENZHOU

* Lucheng District * Longwan District * Ouhai District * Dongtou District * Rui\'an City * Yueqing City * Yongjia County * Wencheng County * Pingyang County * Taishun County * Cangnan County

JIAXING

* Nanhu District * Xiuzhou District * Pinghu City * Haining
Haining
City * Tongxiang
Tongxiang
City * Jiashan County * Haiyan County

HUZHOU

* Wuxing District * Nanxun District * Changxing County * Deqing County * Anji County

SHAOXING

* Yuecheng District * Keqiao District * Shangyu District * Zhuji
Zhuji
City * Shengzhou City * Xinchang County

JINHUA

* Wucheng District * Jindong District * Lanxi City * Yongkang City * Yiwu
Yiwu
City * Dongyang City * Wuyi County * Pujiang County * Pan\'an County

QUZHOU

* Kecheng District * Qujiang District * Jiangshan City * Changshan County * Kaihua County * Longyou County

ZHOUSHAN

* Dinghai District
Dinghai District
* Putuo District * Daishan County *