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Meaning of 州

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Pinyin: zhōu
English Definition: prefecture; (old) province; (old) administrative division; state (e.g. of US); oblast (Russia); canton (Switzerland)
Chinese Definition:
①古代的一种行政区划,所辖地区的大小历代不同(后多用于地名):州县。杭州。
②中国一种民族自治行政区划:海南省黎族苗族自治州。

Total strokes: 6; Radical:
Ideographic: Islands within a river
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广州 guǎng zhōu Guangzhou subprovincial city and capital of Guangdong; Canton
杭州 háng zhōu Hangzhou subprovincial city and capital of Zhejiang province in southeast China
贵州 guì zhōu Guizhou province (Kweichow) in south central China, abbr. to
郑州 zhèng zhōu Zhengzhou prefecture level city and capital of Henan Province in central China
福州 zhōu Fuzhou prefecture-level city and capital of Fujian province in east China; formerly known as Foochow or Fuchow
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