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History

2013-08-19

Fujian was called the Region of Minyue (Seven Min Tribes) in ancient times. During the Qin Dynasty (221–206 BC), the prefecture of Min-Zhong was launched to govern Dongye (now called Fuzhou).

Culture

2013-08-12

A majority of Fujian’s people speak Mandarin, which has been the medium of education in China since the 1950s and is the main language in Fujian. The province does, however, have many of its own dialects. The terrain is mountainous and, at one time, nearly every valley had its own language.

Economy

2013-08-12

Fujian province’s GDP for 2012 was 1.97 trillion yuan ($321.41 billion), with a year-on-year increase of 11.4 percent. The National Bureau of Statistics of China reported GDP for the entire country last year of 51.93 trillion yuan, for a year-on-year increase of 7.8 percent.

Overview

2013-08-12

Lying on the southeastern coast of China and bordering Zhejiang province, Jiangxi province and Guangdong province, Fujian faces Taiwan across the Taiwan Straits and is one of the closest mainland provinces to Southeast Asia and Oceania. It is an important window and base of China for global exchanges.

Population

2013-08-12

The latest national census in 2010 showed a population of 36,894,216 for Fujian province, an increase of 2,179,381 from the previous one 10 years previous, for a 6.28–percent increase overall and an annual average of 0.61 percent.

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