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County-level city
Nanshan bamboo forest
Nanshan bamboo forest
Liyang is located in Jiangsu
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
 • 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 Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China, and in 2011 had a population of about 781500. It borders the prefecture-level divisions of Wuxi to the east, Xuancheng (Anhui) to the south, and Nanjing to the west.


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.


Liyang is between 31°0 1'–31° 04' N, 119° 08'–119° 36' E and 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.


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 there. The dialect has many characteristics.For example, the dialect is very simple and guileless with strong generality and symbolic.If people in Liyang say something like "dessert" in pronunciation,they refer to the lunch or afternoon. In addition, the dialect is vivid and accurate, which makes the behavior and personalities more meticulous. Parable and exaggeration are always used in it that makes listeners experience what people said deeper. Another funny thing is that many people in other regions say the dialect in Liyang is similar to Japanese.[1][2]


Tian Mu Lake inside Liyang, is a touring area.

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