Fujian Province on the southeastern
coast faces Taiwan Province across the Taiwan Straits. It is situated
115'50"-120'47" east longitude and 23'30"-28'19" north latitude with an area of
more than 120,000 square kilometers. Mountains and hills make up the vast
majority of Fujian's territory, while only narrow strips of the east seaside are
plains. Fujian has a zigzag coastline of 2,120 kilometers dotted with 1,202
offshore islands, with a fishing area of 136,000 square kilometers. Most of its
rivers empty into the sea separately.
Fujian has a sub-tropical climate, warm and
humid, with no distinctive difference between seasons. It has a mean annual
temperature of 17oC-21oC, and a mean annual precipitation of 1,200-2,200 mm.
Typhoons occur frequently from May to November.
Administrative Division and
It is divided into 9 prefecture-level
cities, 14 county-level cities and 46 counties, with a population of 34.71
million by 2000.
Min Cuisine (Fujian Cuisine) is one of the
Eight Great Cuisines in China, emphasizing seafood, river fish, and shrimp. The
most characteristic aspect of Fujian Cuisine is that its dishes are served in
Pear Orchard Opera, Puppet Show,
Special Local Products
The main traditional specialties are the
Oolong Tea, orange of Zhangzhou, longan of Jinjiang, lacquer ware of Fuzhou,
porcelain of Dehua, stone carving of Shoushan and woodcarving of
Fujian Province (Min for short) is located
on the southeast coast of China, with Fuzhou as the provincial capital. Fujian
is also the home of many overseas Chinese.
Fujian has well-developed agriculture,
forestry and fishery. Its mild, humid, subtropical and marine climate is
especially conducive to crop production. Sugarcane, peanuts, tea, tobacco,
rubber, jute and bluish dogbane are Fujian's major cash crops. Orange, longan,
lichi, pineapple, loquat and banana are the six famous fruits of Fujian. Its
industries of building materials, forest, light industry, electronics, chemical,
machinery, and papermaking occupy important places in the country.
Fujian is blessed with a rich history,
famous historical sites and beautiful natural landscapes, making it a unique
tourist attraction. Its numerous tourist attractions include mountains, rivers
and well-known cities. Quanzhou, one of China's famous historic and cultural
ancient cities, is a human and scenic spot approved by the UNESCO; Xiamen, known
as the "Garden on the Sea", is a picturesque special economic zone; Wuyi
Mountain, inscribed on the World Heritage List, is famous for its peaks and Wuyi
tea; the Kaiyuan Temple in Quanzhou, the Yongquan Temple in Fuzhou, the Guanghua
Temple in Putian and the Nanshan Temple in Zhangzhou are the four famous grand
ancient temples in Fujian. In addition, there are historical relics left behind
by Zhu Xi and Zheng Chenggong.