|Coordinates: Coordinates: |
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||655.60 km2 (253.13 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,000/km2 (2,700/sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Jingjiang (Chinese: 靖江; pinyin: Jìngjiāng) is a county-level city under the administration of Taizhou, Jiangsu province, China. It is located on the northern (left) bank of the Yangtze River, and is the southernmost county-level division of Taizhou City, bordering the prefecture-level cities of Nantong to the northeast, Suzhou to the southeast, Wuxi to the south, Changzhou to the southwest, and Zhenjiang to the west. . The area of Jingjiang is 655.6 square kilometres and the population was 684,360 at the 2010 census. The city is now part of Jiangyn-Zhangjiagang built-up area with 3,526,260 inhabitants, growing very fastly and that could nearly be part of Shangai-Suzhou-Wuxi-Changzhou Megacity built-up area.
As most of central Jiangsu, Jingjiang is situated on the Yangtze River's alluvial plain. About the only non-flat topographic feature is the appropriately named Lonely Hill, or Gushan, located near Gushan Town some 5–6 km northeast of Jingjiang's central city.
The city is part of the Yangtze River Delta region and has one one river crossing. The Jiangyin Suspension Bridge, which carries the G2 Beijing–Shanghai Expressway to Jiangyin, is one of the longest suspension bridges in the world. The G40 Shanghai–Xi'an Expressway to Nanjing and Shanghai also passes through the city. Nanjing Lukou International Airport and Shanghai Pudong International Airport are both two hours' drive from Jingjiang.
By taking advantage of the geographical situation as a pivotal transport hub abutting the Yangtze River and neighboring Suzhou, Changzhou, and Wuxi in the Eastern Chinese Jiangsu province, Jingjiang has achieved an economic boom since China's economic reform in 1978. It was ranked in the “National Top 100 County (City) in Comprehensive Strength” and as the “Most Worthy City for Investment in Yangtze Delta”.
Traditionally, the city has been noted for its core manufacturing industries in electronics, auto parts, biochemicals, textiles and machinery. Emerging industries include shipbuilding and logistics (transport).
The city has 52.3 kilometers of superior deep water shoreline of Yangtze River which could meet the need of constructing 50 docks of the ten-thousand-ton class. The city is noted for its "State Class-1 Open Port" Jingjiang Port and as a regional logistics center in Yangtze River Delta region.
The city has been officially titled “Ship Export Base of Jiangsu Province” for the potency of shipbuilding. Seven major local shipyards, including one of China’s largest private shipyards New Century Shipyard and its subsidiary New Time Shipyard; New Yangtze Shipyard, which went public in Singapore in 2007 and it was the first ever china’s private shipyard listed on overseas stock exchange; Jiangsu Eastern Shipyard, which was the second China’s private shipbuilding company successfully listed on overseas stock exchange, following the footstep of New Yangtze Shipyard. And approximately 60 supporting enterprises have been forming Jingjiang shipbuilding industry chain. The shipbuilding industry boosts the development of supporting enterprises.
The city consists of eight towns and one sub-district:
- Jingcheng (靖城街道)
- Binjiang （滨江新城）
- Xinqiao (新桥镇)
- Dongxing (东兴镇)
- Xieqiao (斜桥镇)
- Xilai (西来镇)
- Jishi (季市镇)
- Gushan (孤山镇)
- Shengci (生祠镇)
- Maqiao (马桥镇)
In addition the city has a provincial level economic development zone (Jingjiang Economic Development Zone).
School and Education
- Jiangsu Jingjiang Senior Middle School
- Jiangsu Jingjiang Xieqiao Middle School
- Jiangjiang No.1 Middle School
- Jingjiang Bingjiang School
- Jingjiang Foreign Language School
The city mainly features Jiangsu cuisine and has established a reputation for its delicious food nationwide. It is mainly noted for its numerous award winning pork jerky, dried pork slices(RouFu) and steamed soup dumplings filled with crab juices (Tang Bao).
- Google (2014-07-02). "Jingjiang" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
- Taizhou Statistical Yearbook 2012/《泰州统计年鉴2012》.(Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
- China 2010 Census County-by-county Statistics/《中国2010年人口普查分县资料》.(Chinese) Accessed 9 July 2014.
- 孤山风景区 (Lonely Hill Scenic Area), Jingjiang City Government site, 2010-05-25. The page also has photos of the place. (Chinese)