Yingtan

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Yingtan
鹰潭市
Prefecture-level city
Downtown
Downtown
Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Location of Yingtan City jurisdiction in Jiangxi
Coordinates: 28°14′N 117°-0′E / 28.233°N 117.000°E / 28.233; 117.000
Country People's Republic of China
Province Jiangxi
Government
 • Mayor Yu Xiuming
Area
 • Total 3,554 km2 (1,372 sq mi)
Population (2010)
 • Total 178,406
Time zone UTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code 335000
Area code(s) 0701
ISO 3166 code CN-JX-06
Website yingtan.gov.cn/node2/

Yingtan (simplified Chinese: 鹰潭; traditional Chinese: 鷹潭; pinyin: Yīngtán; literally: "Eagle Pond") is a prefecture-level city in the east of Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China, bordering Fujian to the southeast. Its location near the trisection of Jiangxi, Fujian, and Zhejiang has made it a strategically important city for centuries. Today, it continues to be a major rail transport hub.It is best known as the Capital of Copper ,and here placed Jiangxi Copper and its smelting factory.

Near the city of Yingtan is the resort area Mount Longhu which purports to be the birthplace of Taoism and hence has great symbolic value to Taoists. The region has many interesting temples, cave complexes, mountains and villages.

Administration

The municipal executive, legislature and judiciary are in Yuehu District (月湖区), together with the CPC and Public Security bureaux.

Yingtan oversees two districts and a county-level city :

Tourism Zone

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