Zhejiang Civilization emerged in the New Stone Age. The Da Yu Museum at the foot of Huiji Mountain is said to be the tomb of Yu, the reputed founder of China’s Xia Dynasty (21th-16th century B.C.). When the country was unified in the Qin Dynasty (221-207 B.C.), it was under the administration of the three prefectures—Huiji, Zhang and Minzhong. There remains at the foot of Baoshi Hill in Hangzhou a stone relic shows that the first emperor of the Qin Dynasty paid an inspection tour to this place. During the tenth century, Qian Liu, a former governor of the Tang Dynasty (618—907 A.D.) established the State of Wuyue in Zhejiang. During the 12th century, the Southern Song Dynasty moved its capital to Hangzhou in the face of external aggression. The Province became what it is today since the Qing Dynasty.
The economy of the Province
This province is the economic backbone of the country. It ranks 4th in GDP among all the provinces. It has the longest coastal line in the country.
Following are major Cities and Towns in Zhejiang