Dongyang boasts a history of more than 1,800 years. [Photo/dongyang.gov.cn]
Located in the middle of East China's Zhejiang province, Dongyang city – with a permanent population of 1.088 million – covers a total area of 1,747 square kilometers and has six sub-districts and 12 towns under its jurisdiction.
In 2021, Dongyang generated GDP of 73.01 billion yuan ($11.48 billion).
The county-level city under the jurisdiction of Jinhua boasts a history of more than 1,800 years. It is rated as a provincial-level historical and cultural city, one of the top 100 national economic counties or county-level cities and is a national forest city.
Dongyang is famous for being the "Hometown of Education". Over the course of history, there have been 305 Jinshi – successful candidates in the highest imperial examination – from Dongyang. Nowadays, Dongyang has sent many of its best and brightest to universities, research institutes and other important places in China.
Dongyang is also known as the "Hometown of Architecture". It has developed a style of building with unique Confucian cultural characteristics, which has integrated various decorative arts and handcrafts such as bamboo weaving, stone carving and brick carving.
Dongyang is regarded as the "Hometown of Arts and Crafts". It is home to the national intangible cultural heritage of wood carving and the provincial intangible cultural heritage of bamboo weaving. The two crafts achieved gold medals at the Panama World Expo in 1915.
Dongyang is also dubbed as a "Culture and Film City". The Hengdian World Studios is the world's largest film and television shooting facility. Every year, 70 percent of costume dramas in China are filmed in Hengdian, making it the "Chinese Hollywood".