Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Mayor||Zhong Zhisheng|
|• Total||3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Yingtan (simplified Chinese: 鹰潭; traditional Chinese: 鷹潭; pinyin: Yīngtán; literally: "Eagle Pond") is a prefecture-level city in the east of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Fujian to the southeast. Its location near the trisection of Jiangxi, Fujian, and Zhejiang has made it a strategically important city for centuries. Today, it continues to be a major rail transport hub.
Near the city of Yingtan is the resort area Mount Longhu which purports to be the birthplace of Taoism and hence has great symbolic value to Taoists. The region has many interesting temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages.
Yingtan also oversees a county and a county-level city :
- Yujiang County (余江县)
- Guixi City (贵溪市)
Notes and references
- (Chinese) Official website
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