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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 the Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2011, it had a population of about 781,500. 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 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 Nanjing–Hangzhou Passenger Railway crosses Liyang. As of 2015, several trains stop every hour at the Liyang Railway Station, which is located 5 kilometres south of downtown Liyang.[1]


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 of people.


Tian Mu Lake inside Liyang, is a popular tourist area featuring the lake, resorts, and famous fish head soup. Nanshan Bamboo Sea is another tourist site with great views of bamboo trees all over the hills.

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