Jieyang

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Jieyang
揭阳市
Prefecture-level city
Puning in Jieyang
Puning in Jieyang
Location of Jieyang in Guangdong
Location of Jieyang in Guangdong
Jieyang is located in China
Jieyang
Jieyang
Location in China
Coordinates: 23°23′47″N 116°28′57″E / 23.39639°N 116.48250°E / 23.39639; 116.48250
Country People's Republic of China
Province Guangdong
County-level division 5
Township-level divisions 100
City seat Rongcheng District
Government
 • CPC Secretary Chen Hongping (陈弘平)
 • Mayor Chen Yiwei (陈奕威)
Area
 • 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)
Population (2010)
 • Prefecture-level city 5,877,025
 • Density 1,100/km2 (2,900/sq mi)
 • Urban 741,674
Time zone China Standard
Area code(s) 663
GDP ¥68.514 billion (2004)
GDP per capital ¥23,642 (2004)
License Plate 粤V
Jieyang
Traditional Chinese 揭陽
Simplified Chinese 揭阳
Cantonese Jyutping Kit3 joeng4
Cantonese Yale Kityèuhng
Hanyu Pinyin Jiēyáng
Postal Map Kityang
Literal meaning Rising sun

Jiēyáng (Chinese: 揭阳) 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.

Administration[edit]

The prefecture-level city of Jieyang administers 5 county-level divisions, including 1 district, 1 county-level city (administered on behalf of the province) and 3 counties.

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# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population (2010 Census) Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Rongcheng District 榕城区 Róngchéng Qū 741,674 182 4,098
3 Jiedong District 揭东区 Jiēdōng Qū 1,157,720 850 1,362
2 Puning City 普宁市 Pǔníng Shì 2,054,703 1,620 1,291
4 Jiexi County 揭西县 Jiēxī Xiàn 825,313 1,279 605
5 Huilai County 惠来县 Huìlái Xiàn 1,097,615 1,207 906

These are further divided into 100 township-level divisions, including 69 towns, 10 townships and 21 subdistricts.

Economy[edit]

Rice cultivation and the textile industry are important to its economy.

Transport[edit]

Air[edit]

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.

Rail[edit]

Jieyang is located on the Guangzhou–Meizhou–Shantou Railway.

Language and culture[edit]

The Teochew dialect is predominantly spoken in this region. The Hakka dialect, however, has its limited presence among Hakka people in Jiexi County.

History[edit]

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.

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