🇨🇳 Shaoxing (绍兴) is a prefecture-level city on the southern shore of Hangzhou Bay in north-eastern Zhejiang province, China. It was formerly known as Kuaiji and Shanyin and abbreviated in Chinese as 越 (Yuè) from the area's former inhabitants. Located on the south bank of the Qiantang River estuary, it borders Ningbo to the east, Taizhou to the south-east, Jinhua to the south-west, and Hangzhou to the west. The built-up (or metro) area of Hangzhou-Shaoxing consists of Keqiao, Yuecheng and Shangyu urban districts.
Shaoxing is noted for Shaoxing wine, meigan cai, and stinky tofu, and was featured on A Bite of China. Its local variety of Chinese opera sung in the local dialect and known as Yue opera is second in popularity only to Peking opera. In 2010, Shaoxing celebrated the 2,500th anniversary of the founding of the city.
Economically, the city is driven by manufacturing of textiles, electronics, and energy-efficient lighting. Zhejiang has the fifth highest per capita GDP in the nation, with the city itself at 32nd nationally by GDP per capita.
The prefecture-level city of Shaoxing administers three districts, two county-level cities and one county.
Shaoxing was ranked #1098 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Shaoxing has a population of over 2,958,643 people. Shaoxing also forms the centre of the wider Shaoxing prefecture which has a population of over 5,270,977 people. It is also a part of the larger Hangzhou-Shaoxing metro area.
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