|Area||536 square kilometers|
|Administrative level||County municipality|
Pinghu(平湖) municipality is situated in northeast Zhejiang Province, next to the East China Sea and Hangzhou Bay's north shore, close to China's largest city Shanghai. Prior to the Ming, Pinghu was part of Haiyan county. In 1430 Pinghu county was established. In 1991 county status was withdrawn and Pinghu became a municipality, now part of Jiaxing.
Zhapu harbor in the municipality's southwest is an important deep water harbor along Hangzhou Bay. A port has been located here since the Tang dynasty, and it is still an important transshipment point. Next to the harbor is one of China's most important large thermal power plants, Jiaxing Powerplant, with a capacity of 3,000,000 kilowatts.
In modern China many famous monks, educators and artists (music, calligraphy, painting, seals, poetry) have come from Pinghu. The city's downtown contains a large memorial to Li Shutong and a number of other attractions and scenic spots.
HFH CHINA HOSTS BUILD FUNDED BY LIVERPOOL FOOTBALL CLUB IN PINGHU EVENT IS BELIEVED TO BE HABITAT'S FIRST SUCH PARTNERSHIP WITH AN ENGLISH PREMIER LEAGUE SOCCER CLUB.
Nov 12, 2010; SHANGHAI -- The following information was released by Habitat for Humanity Worldwide (Asia-Pacific): In the first-ever Habitat...
Patent No. D606,282 Issued on Dec. 22, Assigned to Pinghu Hengda Textile Garments, Ornamental Design for Baby Sleeping Bag (Chinese Inventor)
Dec 23, 2009; ALEXANDRIA, Va., Dec. 23 -- Peiyu Chen, Pinghu, China, has developed an ornamental design for a baby sleeping bag. The...