[外文]Situated in the northeast of Shangyu city, Xietang town, bordered by Hangzhou Bay on its north and Xiaoyue town on its south and adjoined Songxia town on its west and Huangjiabu town of Ningbo city and Yuyao city on its east with three highways running through, respectively Biangai Highway, Yuexie Highway and Songxie Highway, is 9km to Shangyu downtown area and 6km to Hangyong expressway junction. Xie’an, grand tutor of Jin dynasty once lived here for commerce. His offspring who also settled here raised money to build a sea dyke along the Xiagai Lake to resist sea tide. The sea dyke was named Xiejiatang dyke after which Xietang town (Xietang called for short by the offspring) was named. With a total area of 26 square kilometers, Xietang town has 14 administrative villages under its jurisdiction and one neighborhood committee. Now Xietang town has 27,000 permanent residents and 7000 migrant residents.