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'' is a county-level city in Zhejiang Province, China, and under the jurisdiction of Jiaxing. It is in the south side of Yangtze River Delta, and in the north of Zhejiang. It is 125 kilometers west of Shanghai, and 61.5 kilometers east of Hangzhou, the capital of the province. To its south lies the Qiantang River. The city has a land area of 700.5 sq. kilometers and at the 2010 census, hada population of 806,966 inhabitants even though its built-up (or metro) area is smaller. Haining is known for its leather industry and spectacular tide in the Qiantang River.Administration divisionsHaining consists of 4 administrative districts and 8 towns. Administrative districts: Xiashi, Haizhou, Haichang, Maqiao; Towns: Xucun, Chang'an, Zhouwangmiao, Yanguan, Xieqiao, Dingqiao, Yuanhua, Huangwan.HistoryIn May 1949 Haining was occupied by the Communist Army, and Haining County was formed, which belonged to Jiaxing Region. In June 1949 the county government was relocated to Xiashi Town. In October 1958 Haiyan County was merged into Haining. In December 1961 Haiyan County was re-established. In November 1986 Haining County was elevated to Haining City, under jurisdiction of Jiaxing. In history, Yanguan Town had long served as the seat of county government. During Sino-Japanese War, the county seat was moved to Yuanhua Town and even outside the county. After the war, the county government was formed in Xiashi Town.
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