Location of Suqian City (yellow) in Jiangsu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Mayor||Wang Tianqi (王天琦)|
|• Prefecture-level city||8,555 km2 (3,303 sq mi)|
|• Prefecture-level city||4,730,000|
|Time zone||China Standard (UTC+8)|
223600, 223700, 223900
|GDP||¥193.6 billion (2011)|
|GDP per capita||¥40,930 (2011)|
|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(豫)" as the given name of the Emperor Daizong of Tang was deemed to be ineffable.
Yanghe Station, known as Suqian Station on Suqian–Huai'an Railway is located in the south outskirt of Suqian.
Suqian College is the single institution in Suqian providing bachelor's degree education.
|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|
|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|