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Prefecture-level city
Yuzhou Bridge (渝州大桥)
Yuzhou Bridge (渝州大桥)
Nickname(s): 赣西明珠、钢铁之都 (Pearl of Ganxi [W. Jiangxi], Iron Capital)
Location of Xinyu City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Xinyu City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Xinyu is located in China
Location of the city centre in China
Coordinates: 27°47′42″N 114°55′27″E / 27.79500°N 114.92417°E / 27.79500; 114.92417
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
County-level divisions 5
Established 267
 • CPC Xinyu Secretary Jiang Bin (蒋斌)
 • Mayor Dong Xiaojian (董晓健)
 • Prefecture-level city 3,177.68 km2 (1,226.91 sq mi)
 • Urban 1,785.92 km2 (689.55 sq mi)
Population (2010)[1]
 • Prefecture-level city 1,138,873
 • Urban 839,487
Time zone China Standard (UTC+8)
Postal code 338000
Area code(s) 0790
GDP 2011[2]
 - Total CNY 77.921 billion (USD 11.42 billion)
 - Per capita CNY 68,419 (USD 10,593)
 - Growth Increase 13.3%
City flower Chinese rose
City tree camphor laurel
Dialect Gan: Xinyu hua (新余话)
License plate prefix 赣K

Xinyu (Chinese: 新余; pinyin: Xīnyú) is a prefecture-level city in west-central Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China.


Xinyu has a history of more than 1,700 years. It became a county in 267 during the Three Kingdoms period. In Jin Dynasty, it became a major city in Southern China with a population of over 50,000. In Tang Dynasty, it was part of Yuanzhou(known as Yichun today). In 742, the city's name 'Xinyú (wikt:渝)' was mistaken for 'Xinyù ()'. The government of PRC simplified the city's name as 'Xinyú ()' in 1957.


Xinyu has an area of 3,178 km2 (1,227 sq mi). It has a four-season, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate. It can be very hot and rainy in summer. The city is located 135 km (84 mi) southwest of Nanchang, the provincial capital - about two and half hours away by car via highway. The city's main industry is the XinYu steel plant, which dominates the area.


Xinyu has direct jurisdiction over 1 urban district, scenic district, 1 development zone, 1 county, 17 towns, 15 townships, 2 sub-districts, 446 villages, and 51 communities.

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Xinyu is famous for the beautiful scenery and cultural sites of Fairy Lake (also known as Xiannü Lake) (仙女湖). The legend of Dong Yong (董永) and the Seventh Fairy (七仙女) has been passed down until now. Their love story took place at today’s Fairy Lake Region.[3]

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  1. ^ 新余市2010年第六次全国人口普查主要数据公报 (in Chinese). Xinyu Government. November 2010. Retrieved 24 March 2012. 
  2. ^ 2011年江西省各设区市主要经济指标 (in Chinese). Statistic Bureau of Jiangxi. 2012-02-06. Retrieved 2012-02-06. 
  3. ^ "Fairy Lake in Xinyu City, Jiangxi Province". Statistic Bureau of Jiangxi. 2010-08-16. Retrieved 2010-08-16. 

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Coordinates: 27°47′42″N 114°55′27″E / 27.79500°N 114.92417°E / 27.79500; 114.92417