Chuzhou (Chinese 滁州 市, pinyin Chuzhou Shì) is a prefecture-level city in the eastern part of Anhui Province in the People's Republic of China. The administrative area of ​​the city of Chuzhou covers an area of ​​13,398 and about 4,340,000 inhabitants (end of 2004). The city is located near Nanjing, after there it is about 50 km south-easterly direction. The sea is around 200 km, Shanghai is nearly 350 km away. Some German companies have in Chuzhou manufacturing facilities (for example, BSH Home Appliances Group for refrigerators).