Zhejiang is an east-coast province of the People's Republic of China. The word ‘Zhejiang’ (meaning crooked river) was the old name of the Qiantang River which passes through Hangzhou, the provincial capital. The province is known to many as the ‘Land of Fish and Rice’. True to its name, rice is the main crop, followed by wheat; north Zhejiang is also ... More>a center of aquaculture in China. Zhejiang is mostly made up of hills, accounting for something near 70% of its total area. Altitudes tend to be highest towards the south and west, and the highest peak of the province, Huangyajian Peak (1,921 metres), is found in the southwest.