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From 杭 (a place name) + 州 ("province; provincial capital"). The province's name derived from 餘杭, traditionally glossed as a mistake for 禹航 ("Yu's ferry") but more likely a transcription into Old Chinese characters of a native Proto-Wu placename.
- (geography) Hangzhou, a former imperial capital and the present capital of Zhejiang province in China.
- (geography) Hangzhou Bay, the adjacent bay of the East China Sea separating Shanghai and Ningbo.
- (historical, geography) Hangzhou, the former province of imperial China.