|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||2,835 km2 (1,095 sq mi)|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
Lianjiang lies in the north of the Leizhou Peninsula and faces Beibu Gulf to the southwest. The city is bordered on the east by Maoming Municipality (茂名市); on the south by Wuchuan City (吴川市), Potou District (坡头区) and Suixi County (遂溪县), all in Zhanjiang; on the west by Anpugang Harbour (安铺港, part of the Gulf of Tonkin) and Beihai, in Guangxi Province; and on the north by Yulin. The city lies 48 kilometers north of the city of Zhanjiang.
By the end of 2009 there are 577 schools,colleges and universities in Lianjiang with 312,000 students.
Tertiary education institutions include the Zhangjiang Modern Science and Technology University and Guangdong Institute of Arts and Sciences.