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Prefecture-level city
Coordinates (Municipal seat):
34°52′N 117°33′E / 34.867°N 117.550°E / 34.867; 117.550Coordinates: 34°52′N 117°33′E / 34.867°N 117.550°E / 34.867; 117.550
Country People's Republic of China
Province Shandong
County-level divisions 6
Township-level divisions 62
Municipal seat Shizhong District
 • Mayor Liu Yuxiang (刘玉祥)
 • Prefecture-level city 4,563.22 km2 (1,761.87 sq mi)
 • Urban 3,069 km2 (1,185 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,008.9 km2 (389.5 sq mi)
Population (2010 census)
 • Prefecture-level city 3,729,140
 • Density 820/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Urban 2,125,481
 • Urban density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Metro 899,753
 • Metro density 890/km2 (2,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 277100
Area code(s) 0632
License Plate Prefix 鲁D
Traditional Chinese 棗莊
Simplified Chinese 枣庄
Postal Tsaochwang

Zaozhuang (simplified Chinese: 枣庄; traditional Chinese: 棗莊; pinyin: Zǎozhuāng) is a prefecture-level city in the south of Shandong province, People's Republic of China. The second smallest prefecture-level city in the province, only bigger than Laiwu, it borders Jining to the west and north, Linyi to the east, and the province of Jiangsu to the south. Battle of Taierzhuang happened here during the Second Sino-Japanese War in 1938.

Archaeologists find evidence of human activities in this region since Neolithic, its culture started from 7300 years ago of ancestor culture, and developed to city-state culture 4300 years ago, then evolved to canal culture 2700 years ago, and finally stepped to industrial culture 130 years ago.

Its population is 3,729,140 at the 2010 census whom 899,753 in the built-up area made of Shizhong and Yicheng districts.


The prefecture-level city of Zaozhuang administers 6 county-level divisions, including 5 districts and 1 county-level city.

These are further divided into 62 township-level divisions, including 44 towns, 2 townships and 16 subdistricts.



Zaozhuang and Zaozhuang West are stops on both the Beijing-Shanghai high-speed railway and the Beijing-Shanghai (Jinghu) railway, since 15 May 2016, the Zaolin railway (from Zaozhuang West to Linyi) has connected the city with the Yanri railway. The Beijing-Fuzhou highway also passes through Zaozhuang from north to south.

ZaoZhuang has already augmented whole city's transportation by BRT:bus rapid transportation.

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