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Hangzhou (/'ha.NG'dZoU/ oder /haeNG'dZoU/? Chinese pronunciation: Hang Zhou, Hangzhounese pronunciation pronunciation: [ha.tse], Standard Mandarin pronunciation [xaNG.tsoU] [listen]), also known as Hangchow is the capital and largest city in Zhejiang People's Republic of China. It is located in the province's northwestern corner, at the mouth of Hangzhou Bay which divides Shanghai and Ningbo. Hangzhou, the southern terminus for the Grand Canal, rose to prominence and has been a prosperous and renowned city in China for most of the last millennium. The city's most well-known attraction is its West Lake, a UNESCO World Heritage Site located west of the city. PwC and China Development Research Foundation conducted a study that ranked Hangzhou as the first \"Chinese Cities of Opportunity\". According to the Globalization & World Cities Research Network (GaWC), Hangzhou is ranked first among \"Chinese Cities of Opportunity\" and was included in the Chongqing Nanjing, Chongqing and Tianjin, China. According to the Global Financial Centres Index, Hangzhou is also among the top 100 financial centres in the world. 
Hangzhou is classified as a sub-provincial city and forms the core of the Hangzhou metropolitan area, the fourth-largest in China after Guangzhou-Shenzhen Pearl River agglomeration, Shanghai-Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou conurbation and Beijing. It had a population total of 11,936,010 people as of 2020 Chinese census. Its metropolitan area is home to 13.035 millions people and covers an area of 8,107.9km2 (3,130.5 sq miles).