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Rugao is located in Jiangsu
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 32°14′46″N 120°35′28″E / 32.246°N 120.591°E / 32.246; 120.591Coordinates: 32°14′46″N 120°35′28″E / 32.246°N 120.591°E / 32.246; 120.591[1]
CountryPeople's Republic of China
Prefecture-level cityNantong
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)

Rugao (Chinese: 如皋; pinyin: Rúgāo) is a county-level city under the administration of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, located in the Yangtze River Delta on the northern (left) bank of the river.


In 411, the western part of then Hailing (Taizhou) was separated from the county to create Rugao county, which named after a coastal village. During Sui dynasty, the county was merged into Ninghai county. Restored in 952, the county was transferred to then Tongzhou in 1724.[2] Around the 1930s, Rugao was the most populous county in then Jiangsu province.[3] Two county governments of the New Fourth Army were established in the then county: Ruxi (literally Western Rugao) and Rugao (1940–5, was renamed as Rudong by the CPC in November 1945 ), while the Tongzhou-Yangzhou Canal marked the boundary between the two regions, during the Second Sino-Japanese War. Ruxi succeed to the designation Rugao in 1945, the reshuffling of territory came true only in January 1949, when the CPC totally controlled the area. On 1 June 1990, with approval of the State Council, Rugao was turned into a county-level city, which went into effect in 1991.[2]

Administrative divisions[edit]

Rucheng Subdistrict


Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ Google (2014-07-02). "Rugao" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved 2014-07-02.
  2. ^ a b 中国历史地名大辞典 [The Great Encyclopaedia of Chinese Historical Toponyms]. p. 1154. ISBN 978-7-500-44929-4.
  3. ^ 江苏省志・人口志 [Jiangsu Provical Gazetteer, Volume on Demography]. Fangzhi Publishing House. pp. 90–8. ISBN 978-7-801-22526-9.

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