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About Heze

Heze (Chinese: 菏泽; Pinyin: Hézé) is a prefecture-level city in southwestern Shandong province, People's Republic of China. The westernmost prefecture-level city in Shandong, it borders Jining to the east and the provinces of Henan and Anhui to the west and south respectively.


The prefecture-level city of Heze administers 9 county-level divisions, including 1 district and 8 counties.

These are further divided into 158 township-level divisions.


Heze is the largest center in China for the cultivation of the "national flower" peony, after which the Mudan District was named. Over 30% of its national income comes from the sale of peony. According to the government's materials in 1995,there is about 800,000 people living in this areas.

External links
Government website of Heze (in Simplified Chinese)
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Hézé Shì
Heze is highlighted on this map
Administration Type Prefecture-level city
City Seat Mudan District
(35°14′N, 115°26′E)
Area 12,238.6 km²
Population 8.81 million
- Total
- Per Capita
¥24.984 billion
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 9
Township-level divisions 158
CPC Committee Secretary
Mayor Du Changwen (杜昌文)
Area code 530
Postal Code 274000
(Mudan District)
274100-274700, 274900
(Other areas)
License Plate Prefix 鲁R
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