Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi Province, is the center of Jiangxi’s politics, economy, and culture. It governs 3 counties (Nanchang County, Jinxian County, and Anyi County), 6 districts (East Lake District, West Lake District, Qingyunpu District, Wanli District, Qingshan Lake District and Xinjian District), 3 national level development zones (National High-tech Industrial Development Zone, Economic and Technological Development Zone and Xiaolan Economic Development Zone), Sanghai Economic and Technological Development Zone and the Honggutan New District. It covers an area of 7,402 square kilometers, 617 square kilometers of which isurban area and 220 square kilometers of which is built up area, with a total population of 5.24 million. It is one of the 35 biggest cities in China.
Nanchang, bordering the Poyang Lake in the southwest, lies in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It enjoys obvious advantages geographically. Since ancient times, it has been known as the favorable place bordering Guangdong and Fujian in the south and Jiangsu, Zhejiang and Hubei in the north. It is the only provincial capital city among the Yangtze River Delta, the Zhujiang River Delta, and the Southeast Fujian Delta, which are the most economically vigorous development areas in China. Furthermore, the Zhejiang-Jiangxi Railway, Anhui-Jiangxi Railway and others cross through Nanchang,which is also the only provincial capital city on the Beijing-Kowloon Railway.
Nanchang is a famous historical and cultural city with a history of over 2200 years. It has been enjoying the honor of “a given land abundant in natural resources and outstanding in producing talented figures”. Moreover, Nanchang is a heroic city with a glorious revolutionary tradition. The People’s Liberation Army was founded here and “the August 1st Spirit” first appeared here. In addition, Nanchang is a scenic and environmentally friendly city. The Gan River passes through the city from south to north and the whole city is dotted with rivers and lakes. On the outskirts of the city you can see green mountains.
Nanchang is the main agricultural production base of Jiangxi province. Other main industries include aircraft manufacturing, automobile manufacturing, metallurgy, electro-mechanics, textile, chemical engineering, Traditional Chinese Medicine, pharmaceuticals and others.
During recent years, Nanchang has been awarded the following glorious titles: “One of the World’s Top 10 Dynamic Cities”, “National Clean City”, “One of the Best Places for Living in China”, “One of the China’s Famous Cities Recommended to the World”, and “One of the Charming Cities with Chinese Characteristics”. Nanchang has become one of the best places in China for living and conducting business.
Situated in Nanchang, the capital city of Jiangxi Province, Jiangxi Normal University(JXNU) is co-sponsored by the Ministry of Education and the Jiangxi Provincial Government.
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