Shaoxing (绍兴Shàoxīng) is a prefecture-level city in northeastern Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China. Lying on the south bank of the Qiantang River(钱塘江 Qiántánɡ jiānɡ ) mouth, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the southeast, Jinhua to the southwest, and Hangzhou to the west.
Located in the northern part of Zhejiang Province, Shaoxing is a famous historical and cultural city listed by the state. Shaoxing City China covers an area of 7,900 sq km, and the total population of the county is 4.2 million. Shaoxing City enjoys a long history as early as 6,000 years ago and was the capital of ancient Yue Kingdom 2400 years ago.
Shaoxing's main industries are Textile, food, machinery, metallurgy, and electronics. Shaoxing Rice Wine is one of Chinese most famous wines and has enjoyed a history dating back to Yue Kingdom(越国 Yuèɡuó). Shaoxing city is Zhejiang's major silk producer. Yueci ceramics, Shaoxing laces, paper fan, and Shaoxing Felt Hat are also Shaoxing's specialties. Tea processing machinery is the city's competitive products and popular at home and abroad.
Belonging to the subtropical zone with monsoon climate, the annual average temperature of the city is 16C and the annual average precipitation ranges from 1,200--1,600 mm. Shaoxing City is a typical waterways region and the numerous rivers, canals and bridges are part of the city charm.
History: an administrative centre and an important agricultural market town since early times; from 770-211 B.C., the capital of the Yue Kingdom
Climatic Features: subtropical zone and monsoon climate featured with wildness and moisture; four distinct seasons
Products: rice, grain, tea, silk-worm cocoon, cotton and fruits