Xiamen

prefecture-level city in Fujian, China

Xiamen (UK: /ʃ(j)ɑːˈmɛn/ sh(y)ah-MEN, US: /-ˈmʌn/ -⁠MUN; simplified Chinese: 厦门; traditional Chinese: 廈門; pinyin: Xiàmén), also known as Amoy is a sub-provincial city in southeastern Fujian, People's Republic of China. It is beside the Taiwan Strait.

Xiamen
厦门市
Amoy
Xiamen skyline
Xiamen University
Gulangyu
Nanputuo
Gulangyu beach
Haicang Bridge
From top, left to right: Xiamen's CBD, Xiamen University, Gulangyu Island, South Putuo Temple, beach on Gulangyu Island, and Haicang Bridge
Motto(s): 
温馨城市·海上花园 (Comfortable city, oceanfront garden)
Location of Xiamen City jurisdiction in Fujian
Location of Xiamen City jurisdiction in Fujian
Xiamen is located in China
Xiamen
Xiamen
Location in China
Coordinates (Xiamen municipal government): 24°28′47″N 118°05′20″E / 24.4796°N 118.0889°E / 24.4796; 118.0889Coordinates: 24°28′47″N 118°05′20″E / 24.4796°N 118.0889°E / 24.4796; 118.0889
Country China
ProvinceFujian
Municipal seatSiming District
County-level
divisions
6 districts
Government
 • TypeSub-provincial city
 • BodyXiamen Municipal People's Congress
 • CCP SecretaryCui Yonghui
 • Congress ChairmanYang Guohao
 • MayorHuang Wenhui
 • CPPCC ChairmanWei Keliang
Area
 • Prefecture-level and Sub-provincial city1,700.61 km2 (656.61 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,700.61 km2 (656.61 sq mi)
 • Metro
4,290.84 km2 (1,656.70 sq mi)
Population
 (2020 census)[1]
 • Prefecture-level and Sub-provincial city5,163,970
 • Density3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
 • Urban
5,163,970
 • Urban density3,000/km2 (7,900/sq mi)
 • Metro
7,284,148
 • Metro density1,700/km2 (4,400/sq mi)
 • Major nationalities
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
361000
Area code(s)592
ISO 3166 codeCN-FJ-02
GDP2021
 - TotalCNY 703.389 billion (US$109.027 billion)
 - Per capitaCNY 134,491 (US$20,847)(2021)
 - GrowthIncrease 8.1%
License plate prefixes闽D
LanguageStandard Mandarin (official), Xiamen Min Nan (local vernacular)
Websitewww.xm.gov.cn
Xiamen
Xiamen (Chinese characters).svg
"Xiamen" in Simplified (top) and Traditional (bottom) Chinese characters
Simplified Chinese厦门
Traditional Chinese廈門
Hokkien POJĒ-mn̂g or Ē-mûi
PostalAmoy
Literal meaning"Mansion Gate"[2]


Notable peopleEdit

  • Un Seng Chong, or Yin Chengzong, a Chinese pianist and composer born in Xiamen

International relationsEdit

ConsulatesEdit

Singapore, Philippines and Thailand has consulates in Xiamen.[3]

Sister citiesEdit

Source[4]

Friendly exchange citiesEdit

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CitationsEdit

  1. "China: Fújiàn (Prefectures, Cities, Districts and Counties) - Population Statistics, Charts and Map".
  2. Formerly "Lower Gate" (下門); see Name section.
  3. 厦门领事馆区大楼封顶 (in Chinese). Xiamen People's Government. 30 December 2014. Archived from the original on 24 November 2021. Retrieved 17 July 2017.
  4. 厦门市外事办-友城一览-厦门市20个国际友好城市名录 (in Chinese). Foreign Affairs Office, Xiamen People's Government. 18 August 2015. Archived from the original on 8 January 2021. Retrieved 21 June 2019.
  5. 厦门市外事办-国际友好交流城市-厦门市国际友好交流城市一览. fao.xm.gov.cn. Archived from the original on 21 June 2019. Retrieved 21 June 2019.

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