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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 川
Character Formation:
  • Overlaid
    • stream, river
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Example Words:
副州长 [ zhōu zhǎng ]: deputy governor (of a province or colony); lieutenant governor of US state
夏州 [ xià zhōu ]: old place name (up to Tang), in Hengshan county 横山县 , Yulin, Shaanxi
州长 [ zhōu zhǎng ]: governor (of a province or colony); US state governor; premier (Australian states)
沿海州 [ yán hǎi zhōu ]: coastal region; refers to Russian far east Primorsky Krai
深州 [ shēn zhōu ]: Shenzhou Hengshui 衡水 , Hebei
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