Neijiang

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Neijiang
内江市
Prefecture-level city
Neijiang in 2012
Neijiang in 2012
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
Country People's Republic of China
Province Sichuan
Area
 • Prefecture-level city 5,385.33 km2 (2,079.29 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
 • Metro 1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
Population (2010 census[1])
 • Prefecture-level city 3,702,847
 • Density 690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban 1,251,095
 • Urban density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Metro 1,251,095
 • Metro density 800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 641000
ISO 3166 code CN-SC-10
Website www.neijiang.gov.cn

Neijiang (simplified Chinese: 内江; traditional Chinese: 內江; Sichuanese Pinyin: Nui4jiang1; Sichuanese pronunciation: [nuei˨˩˧tɕiaŋ˥]; pinyin: Nèijiāng; Wade–Giles: Nei-chiang) is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the Tuo River and is a transportation and food-processing center. The population of the entire prefecture was 3,702,847 at the 2010 census, and the population of the built-up (metro) area was 1,251,095 in the 2 urban districts of Shizhong and Dongxing.

History

In medieval times the locality was an important salt-producing area, but in recent times its name has been associated with the cultivation of sugarcane; it is commonly referred to as the sugar capital of Sichuan. During the economic boom of China in the 1990s and early 21st century, Neijiang has been transformed and its industry now range from engineering, electronics, chemicals, construction materials, to consumer goods. It is also the home of Neijiang Normal College and many other educational institutions. Its geographic location puts it in the centre of the transport network in southern Sichuan. Neijiang is also the hometown of Zhang Daqian, one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

Administrative divisions

Map
# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population
(2004 est.)
Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Shizhong District 市中区 Shìzhōng Qū 540,000 388 1,392
2 Dongxing District 东兴区 Dōngxīng Qū 850,000 1,181 720
3 Longchang City 隆昌市 Lóngchāng Shì 760,000 794 957
4 Weiyuan County 威远县 Wēiyuǎn Xiàn 740,000 1,289 574
5 Zizhong County 资中县 Zīzhōng Xiàn 1,310,000 1,734 755

Climate

Transportation

The bullet train from Chengdu to Neijiang takes 54 minutes.

The low-speed train from Chengdu to Neijiang takes 4 hours and 12 minutes.

External links

Coordinates: 29°35′N 105°04′E / 29.583°N 105.067°E / 29.583; 105.067

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