Wujiang District, Suzhou
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Wujiang in Suzhou
Suzhou in Jiangsu
|Country||People's Republic of China|
|• Total||1,176.68 km2 (459.64 sq mi)|
|• Density||1,084/km2 (423.44/sq mi)|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
|Vehicle registration plates||苏E|
Wujiang District (simplified Chinese: 吴江区; traditional Chinese: 吳江區; pinyin: Wújiāng Qū; Suzhounese: Wukaon Chiu), formerly Wujiang City, is one of five urban districts in Suzhou, Jiangsu province. The southernmost county-level division of Jiangsu, it borders Shanghai to the northeast and Zhejiang province to the south and southwest. The total area of Wujiang is 1176.68 square kilometers, with a population of 1.5 million. Wujiang is currently one of the most economically successful cities in China. Songling (松陵), a town located at the centre of Wujiang, serves as the seat of the district government.
A portion of Lake Tai is situated in Wujiang district. Numerous historical canals are located in Wujiang district. Historic Lili village is located in Wujiang. The government has announced that Wujiang will be designated as Taihu New City.
Wujiang currently ranks as one of the most economically successful cities in China. Its GDP in 2007 was 61.8 billion yuan, an increase of 24.4% from 2006. The GDP per capita reached 78,149 yuan (ca. US$10,700) in 2007, an increase of 21.6% from the previous year. The city is home to more than 1,300 foreign enterprises with a total registered investment of US$10 billion.
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