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Wenchow

[wen-chou; Chinese wuhn-joh] /ˈwɛnˈtʃaʊ; Chinese ˈwʌnˈdʒoʊ/
noun
1.
Older Spelling. Wenzhou.
Also, Wade-Giles, Wenchou.

Wenzhou

[wœn-joh] /ˈwœnˈdʒoʊ/
noun, Pinyin.
1.
a seaport in SE Zhejiang province, in E China.
Also, Wenchou, Wenchow.
Formerly Yongjia.
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Wenzhou

/ˈwɛnˈtʃuː/
noun
1.
a port in SE China, in Zhejiang province: noted for its historic buildings. Pop: 1 475 000 (2005 est)
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Wenzhou

city and port, southeastern Zhejiang sheng (province), southeastern China. It is situated on the south bank of the Ou River, some 19 miles (30 km) from its mouth. The estuary of the Ou River is much obstructed by small islands and mudbanks, but the port is accessible by ships of up to about 1,000 tons. The Ou long provided the main transport artery for the mountainous southeastern section of Zhejiang.

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