塘栖镇

( Tangxi, Hangzhou )

Tangxi, often referred to as Tangqi, is a town located in Linping District of Hangzhou, Zhejiang province, China, 10 kilometers away from the city center of Hangzhou. Located in the northwest of Linping District, east of Canal Street, Linping Street, south, southwest of Chongxian Street, west of Renhe Street, north of Huzhou Deqing County Leidian Town, Xin 'an Town, Yuyue town adjacent, 13 kilometers away from Yuhang City.Tangxi was established a thousand years ago, The total area is 79 square kilometers.and it is famous for its loquats and the Prunus mume in the neighboring area of Chaoshan Mountain.

Tangxi was first built in the Northern Song dynasty (960–1127).[1] It used to be a small fishing village. During the Yuan dynasty, Zhang Shicheng broadened the Grand Canal, and local fishermen gradually settled down on both sides. In the Ming dynasty, the Tongji Bridge (通济桥) connected both sides, and the town was enlarged. During the Ming and Qing dynasties, Tangxi ranked the first of top ten famous towns in the Jiangnan region. Originally, Tangxi twas under the administration of Renhe County.

During the Republican era, Tangxi became part of the newly established Hang County. Before 1949, Tangxi consisted of northern and southern towns, with the southern town belonging to Hang County and the northern town belonging to Deqing County. In May 1950, Tangxi ended the separation.[1]

Currently, Tangxi is a town in Linping District of Hangzhou.

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