Xuchang, Henan Province, China

🇨🇳 Xuchang is a prefecture-level city in central Henan province in Central China. It borders the provincial capital of Zhengzhou to the north-west, Kaifeng to the north-east, Zhoukou to the east, Luohe to the south-east, and Pingdingshan to the southwest. The prefecture-level city of Xuchang administers 2 district, 2 county-level cities and 2 counties. • Weidu District (魏都区) • Jian'an District (建安区) • Yuzhou City (禹州市) • Changge City (长葛市) • Yanling County (鄢陵县) • Xiangcheng County (襄城县).

Economy Xuchang is an important centre of the Chinese tobacco industry. The manufacturing industry the city is best known for is wigs and hair extensions with exports worth about $1 billion in 2016. The industry started around 1900 when German merchants purchased hair from the local area. It was revived in the 1980s and in 1990 a local entrepreneur Zheng Youquan merged a number of smaller hair manufacturing workshops into Rebecca Hair Products, a larger entity that quickly expanded to international markets and became the largest wig maker in the world.

Henan, China - Zhengzhou CBD 
Henan, China - Zhengzhou CBD
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Xuchang has a population of over 1,265,536 people. Xuchang also forms the centre of the wider Xuchang metropolitan area which has a population of over 4,307,488 people.

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