Posted on 2012/08/17
Ningbo (Chinese: 宁波; pinyin: Níngbō; Ningbo dialect: Nyin-poh/Nyin-pou) is a seaport city in the northeast of Zhejiang province, People’s Republic of China. Holding sub-provincial administrative status and separate state-planning status, as of the 2010 census, the municipality has a population of 7,605,700 inhabitants, 3,491,000 of whom reside in the urban area which comprises 6 districts. It lies south of the Hangzhou Bay, facing the East China Sea to the east. Ningbo borders Shaoxing to the west and Taizhou to the south, and is separated from Zhoushan by a narrow body of water.