Zhejiang

Zhejiang (Chinese: 浙江; pinyin: Zhèjiāng; Wade–Giles: Che-chiang or Chekiang) is an eastern coastal province of the People's Republic of China. The word Zhejiang (crooked river) was the old name of the Qiantang River, which passes through Hangzhou, the provincial capital. The name of the province is often abbreviated to its first character, "浙".

Zhejiang
Chinese 浙江
Transcriptions
Hakka
- Romanization Tset-kông
Mandarin
- Hanyu Pinyin Zhèjiāng
- Wade–Giles Che-chiang
Min
- Hokkien POJ Chiat-kang
- Min-dong BUC Ciék-gŏng
Wu
- Romanization tseh kaon

Zhejiang borders Jiangsu province and Shanghai municipality to the north, Anhui province to the northwest, Jiangxi province to the west, and Fujian province to the south; to the east is the East China Sea, beyond which lie the Ryukyu Islands of Japan.

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