YUHANG DISTRICT (t 餘杭區, s 余杭区, p _Yúháng Qū_) is a suburban district of Hangzhou , Zhejiang , in the People\'s Republic of China . Its 2013 population was estimated at 1.17 million. Its inhabitants speak both Mandarin and a variety of Hangzhounese , a Wu dialect .
The district contains the remains of Neolithic settlements from the Liangzhu period.
Prior to the expansion of modern Hangzhou , Yuhang formed a separate city. It is the earliest settlement recorded in the area of present-day Hangzhou. Chinese scholars traditionally interpreted its name as