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Prefecture-level city
Renmindadao road and Xihu road west,see Xihu road.20141105..JPG
Location of Suqian City (yellow) in Jiangsu
Location of Suqian City (yellow) in Jiangsu
Suqian is located in China
Location in China
Coordinates: 33°56′N 118°17′E / 33.933°N 118.283°E / 33.933; 118.283Coordinates: 33°56′N 118°17′E / 33.933°N 118.283°E / 33.933; 118.283
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangsu
 • Mayor Wang Tianqi (王天琦)
 • Prefecture-level city 8,555 km2 (3,303 sq mi)
Population (2011)
 • Prefecture-level city 4,730,000
 • Metro 735,000
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 223800
(Urban center)
223600, 223700, 223900
(Other areas)
Area code(s) 527
GDP ¥193.6 billion (2011)
GDP per capita ¥40,930 (2011)
Major Nationalities Han
County-level divisions 5
Township-level divisions 115
License Plate Prefix 苏N

Suqian (simplified Chinese: 宿迁; traditional Chinese: 宿遷; pinyin: Sùqiān, IPA: [sû.tɕʰjɛ́n]) is a prefecture-level city in northern Jiangsu Province, People's Republic of China. It borders Xuzhou to the northwest, Lianyungang to the northeast, Huai'an to the south, and the province of Anhui to the west.


Suqian was said to be the site of a military grain store built when the Emperor Yuan of Jin reigned. Thus, the former Xiaxiang county was renamed Suyu (宿預; means "prepared" or "usually prepared") in 405. Then the county was renamed Suqian in 762 because the homophone "yu()" as the given name of the Emperor Daizong of Tang was deemed to be ineffable.[1]

"Tissang" (Suqian). Nieuhof: L'ambassade de la Compagnie Orientale des Provinces Unies vers l'Empereur de la Chine, 1665


Local Yanghe along with Moutai and Wuliangye, are the three biggest manufacturers of baijiu.[2] Besides, several domestic companies followed to site their call centres in Suqian.




G2513 Huai'an–Xuzhou Expressway


Yanghe Station, known as Suqian Station on SuqianHuai'an Railway is located in the south outskirt of Suqian.


Suqian College is the single institution in Suqian providing bachelor's degree education.


The prefecture-level city of Suqian administers 5 county-level divisions, including 3 counties and 2 districts.

These are further divided into 115 township-level divisions, including 111 towns and township, and 4 subdistricts.

Map Subdivision Hanzi Pinyin Population (2010) Area (km2) Density
Shuyang County 沭阳县 Shùyáng Xiàn 1,538,054 2,298 669.30
Siyang County 泗阳县 Sìyáng Xiàn 830,502 1,418 585.68
Sihong County 泗洪县 Sìhóng Xiàn 909,311 2,731 332.95
City Proper
Sucheng District 宿城区 Sùchéng Qū 796,627 854 932.81
Suyu District 宿豫区 Sùyù Qū 641,059 1,254 511.21
Total 4,715,553 8,555 551.20


  1. ^ 中国历史大辞典 [Dictionary of the Chinese History]. 历史地理. Shanghai Cishu Press. 1996. pp. 838–839. ISBN 7-5326-0299-0. 
  2. ^ "Proof positive". The Economist. Retrieved 2018-02-08. 

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