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)
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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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Example Sentences
How many States are there in the United States of America?
Last year's National Day holiday I went to Guangzhou.
In Guizhou Province, many elderly people live there who have already reached the age of one hundred.