Liyang

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Liyang
溧阳市
County-level city
Nanshan bamboo forest
Nanshan bamboo forest
Liyang is located in Jiangsu
Liyang
Liyang
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°25′05″N 119°22′41″E / 31.418°N 119.378°E / 31.418; 119.378Coordinates: 31°25′05″N 119°22′41″E / 31.418°N 119.378°E / 31.418; 119.378
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Changzhou
Area
 • Total 1,535.87 km2 (593.00 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Total 781,500
 • Density 510/km2 (1,300/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Liyang (simplified Chinese: 溧阳; traditional Chinese: 溧陽; pinyin: Lìyáng) is a county-level city under the administration of Changzhou in the Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2011, it had a population of about 781,500. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Wuxi to the east, Xuancheng (Anhui) to the south, and Nanjing to the west.

Administration[edit]

In August 1990, the PRC State Council approved the upgrade of Liyang from a county to a county-level city under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Changzhou.

Geography[edit]

Liyang has a total area of 1,535.87 square kilometres (593.00 sq mi). Liyang resides at the boundary of Jiangsu and Anhui provinces and is part of the Yangtze River Delta.

Language[edit]

The dialect spoken by most people in Liyang is a Northern Wu dialect closely related to that of Changzhou. Min Chinese is also spoken by a minority of people.

Sights[edit]

Tian Mu Lake inside Liyang, is a popular tourist area.

Notable people[edit]

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