Yingtan

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Yingtan
鹰潭市
Prefecture-level city
Downtown
Downtown
Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 28°14′N 117°-0′E / 28.233°N 117.000°E / 28.233; 117.000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
Government
 • Mayor Zhong Zhisheng
Area
 • Total 3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,124,906
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 335000
Area code(s) 0701
Website yingtan.gov.cn/node2/

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.

Administration[edit]

The municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Yuehu District (月湖区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux.

Yingtan also oversees a county and a county-level city :

Tourism Zone[edit]

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