Tongzhou District, Nantong

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Tongzhou
通州区
District
Tongzhou is located in Jiangsu
Tongzhou
Tongzhou
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°03′37″N 121°02′26″E / 32.0604°N 121.0406°E / 32.0604; 121.0406Coordinates: 32°03′37″N 121°02′26″E / 32.0604°N 121.0406°E / 32.0604; 121.0406
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
Prefecture-level city Nantong
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)

Tongzhou District (Chineset 通州區, s 通州区, p Tōngzhōu Qū), formerly Tongzhou City, is one of three urban districts of Nantong in eastern China's Jiangsu province. It was a county-level city under the administration of Nantong until 2010, when it became a district of Nantong. As of 2010, Tongzhou had a population of 1,246,400.


History[edit]

The district takes its name from its former position as the capital of Tongzhou, a prefecture of imperial China. Under the southern Song dynasty, the city controlled not just its adjacent lands but also Xisha and Dongsha, the Yangtze River shoals that eventually developed into Chongming Island.[1]

Shigang Town is located beside the Yangtze where residents made a living mainly by salt making and fishing in ancient times. In 860, Yuhuangdian (玉皇殿) was built and, six year later, the palace of Emperor Taizong of the Tang was rebuilt as the Guangyuan Temple. From the Song to the Qing dynasties, many temples were built in Shigang.[2]

Local specialities[edit]

Chinese: 西亭脆饼 Chinese: 大富豪啤酒 Chinese: 红木雕刻 Chinese: 正场熏肉 Chinese: 新中乳腐

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