Tāizhōu (Taichow), is a city located at the middle of the East China Sea coast of Zhejiang province. It is located 300 km (190 mi) south of Shanghai and 230 km (140 mi) southeast of Hangzhou, the provincial capital. It is bordered by Ningbo to the north, Wenzhou to the south, and Shaoxing, Jinhua, and Lishui to west. In addition to the municipality itself, the prefecture-level city of Taizhou includes 3 districts, 3 county-level cities, and 3 counties. The built-up (or metro) area is made of 3 urban Districts and Wenling City now being largely conurbated.
Taizhou is one of the birthplace of China's private economy in the early days of economic reforms in China. It is the cradle of the Chinese private economy, the name of Taizhou Model is after it. It is the 4th most populous, and the 4th largest industrial prefecture-level city in Zhejiang Province as of 2011.
Chinese automotive manufacturing company Geely was founded in Taizhou which completes its acquisition of Volvo Cars in 2010, is one of China's top ten auto manufacturers.
Chinese auto parts manufacturer based Yuanhuan was one of China auto parts manufacturer based,here can produce all auto parts for vehicles.
The largest HVAC fan company Yilida is also located in Taizhou. It is listed on Shenzhen Stock Exchange (Stock #002686) and has acquired Fulihua fan company in Suzhou in 2012.
Taizhou is also one of the most important Mandarin, Loquat, Wendan (A kind of Pomelo), Myrica rubra producers in China. Other agricultural product including Rice, Canola, edible Wild rice stems or Zizania latifolia, Eddoe, Water chestnut, Bamboo.
Taizhou is ranked #180 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Taizhou was ranked #1165 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Taizhou has a population of over 3,269,304 people. Taizhou also forms part of the wider Tāizhōu metropolitan area which has a population of over 5,968,838 people.
Sister cities: Fort Wayne, Indiana, United States; Hanau, Germany.