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Yongkang is a county-level city located in the central part of Zhejiang province, People's Republic of China. It has an area of 1049km² and a population of 536,000 with more than 100,000 non-resident workers. Its built-up (or metro) area, made of Yongkang City and Wuyi County, was home to 1,073,389 inhabitants at the 2010 census.HistoryThe county was established in the time of Wu Kingdom (AC 222~280) during the famous Three Kingdoms Period. The Chinese name means "Forever Well-being". In the last two decades, Yongkang has been well known for both its aggressive promotion of tourism and booming economy in hardware manufacturing. It is widely considered as "Hardware Capital of China". In 2003, Yongkang GDP ranked 47th out of over 1000 counties nationwide in China.History on behind the name: Lizhou was the ancient name of Yongkang. According to a legend, when the mother of Sun Quan (the King of Wu Kingdom) was ill, she went on a pilgrimage to pray for the "forever well-being" in a Temple in Yongkang. After she recovered, Sun Quan was very pleased. She then granted names for Yongkang. At that time, Yongkang was a part of Wushang City. During the Tang Dynasty, Yongkang was promoted to state. In 1992, the State Council approved the county to city.
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