Location of Jieyang in Guangdong
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|City seat||Rongcheng District|
|• CPC Secretary||Chen Hongping (陈弘平)|
|• Mayor||Chen Yiwei (陈奕威)|
|• Prefecture-level city||5,240.5 km2 (2,023.4 sq mi)|
|• Coastline (excluding islands)||82 km2 (32 sq mi)|
|Elevation||8 m (26 ft)|
|• Prefecture-level city||5,877,025|
|• Density||1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard|
|GDP||¥68.514 billion (2004)|
|GDP per capital||¥23,642 (2004)|
"Jieyang", as written in Chinese calligraphy
|Literal meaning||Rising sun|
Jieyang (Chinese: 揭阳; pinyin: Jiēyáng) is a prefecture-level city in Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. It borders Shantou to the east, Chaozhou to the northeast, Meizhou to the north, Shanwei to the west, and looks out to the South China Sea to the south.
|Map||Name||Simplified Chinese||Hanyu Pinyin||Population
||Rongcheng District||榕城区||Róngchéng Qū||741,674||182||4,098|
|Jiedong District||揭东区||Jiēdōng Qū||1,157,720||850||1,362|
|Jiexi County||揭西县||Jiēxī Xiàn||825,313||1,279||605|
|Huilai County||惠来县||Huìlái Xiàn||1,097,615||1,207||906|
Rice cultivation and the textile industry are important to its economy.
The new Jieyang Chaoshan Airport (揭阳潮汕机场) is the third largest airport complex in Guangdong Province, after Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, and Shenzhen Bao'an International Airport. It replaced the Shantou Waisha Airport on 15 November 2011.
Jieyang is located on the Guangzhou–Meizhou–Shantou Railway.
Language and culture
1930s saw numerous Jieyang inhabitants emigrating overseas. Pontianak and Ketapang, Indonesia, Johor Bahru, Malaysia, Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand has large Chinese communities of Jieyang origin. In 1991, the Chinese central government have approved that Jieyang become a prefecture-level city.
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Jieyang.|
- Government website of Jieyang (in Simplified Chinese)