Public Administrations

Updated: 2017-03-01


  Nanchang administers five districts and four counties: Donghu District, Xihu District, Qingyunpu District, Wanli District, and Qingshanhu District; Nanchang County, Xinjian County, Jinxian County, and Anyi County. Located in the north-central of Jiangxi, Nanchang is in the downstream of Ganjiang and Fuhe, adjoining China’s largest freshwater lake - Poyang Lake. Covering an area of 7402.36 square kilometers, the terrain primarily is plain, with southeast flat and northwest hilly. The city is abundant of water. The rivers of Ganjiang Fuhe, Jinjiang, and Liaohe flow through the city, nurturing the several hundreds of lakes like Junshan Lake, Jinxi Lake, Qinglan Lake,Yaohu Lake, presenting the typical gorgeous view of Southern Yangtze River. As regards to the weather, Nanchang is a subtropical monsoon region, with humid and mild climate, abundant rainfall, and four distinct seasons. The seasons of spring and autumn are short while the summer and winter last longer. According to the historical data, the average annual temperature is 17.5°C, with the extreme high of 40.6°C and extreme low of 9.3°C. Annually the frost-free period lasts 291 days. In the winter northerly winds blow quite often, and in the summer southerly winds blow.

  Jiujiang administers two districts, two cities, and nine counties: Xunyang District and Lushan District; Ruichang City and Gongqingcheng City; Jiujiang County, Wuning County, Xiushui County, Yongxiu County, De’an County, Xingzi County, Duchang County, Hukou County, and Pengze County. A very beautiful city endowed with famous mountains, rivers and lakes, Jiujiang is a famous cultural city and tourist destination with 2200 years of history in the south Yangtze River. As early as 130 years ago, this city was a trading port with foreign businesses; in 1992, the State Council approved it to be an open city along the Yangtze River. The Yangtze River is China’s largest, longest east-west water channel. The Beijing-Kowloon Railway is China’s longest, most up-to-dated north-south land transport channel. These two main transportation arteries intersect in the City of Jiujiang and thus make it the golden crossing linking the east and west, as well as the south and north of China.

  Jingdezhen City administers two districts, one city and one county: Changjiang District and Zhushan District, Leping City, and Fuliang County. As the world-renowned Porcelain Capital with over 1,700 years of history of porcelain making, Jingdezhen City is among the first batch of the Historical and Cultural Cities approved by the State Council. Located in the northeastern Jiangxi and adjoining the Province of Anhui, Jingdezhen has a total population of 1,576,589 in the area of 5,248 square kilometers. Situated in the transition zone between the Huaiyu Mountains of the Mount Huangshan and the Poyang Lake Plain, the city is typical red soil hilly region of the Southern Yangtze River. The terrain tilts from northeast to southwest. In the northeast and northwest parts are mountainous, with cutting peaks and flowing ranges; the highest peak is 1,618 meters above sea level. On the contrary, in the southeast and southwest parts are primarily hills and plains, with a gently terrain. Within the city, there are rivers and streams crossing; specifically, the northern part of Changjiang River and the southern part of Le’an River are running through the city; they belongs to the Yangtze River Basin - Poyang Lake water system. With four distinct seasons, Jingdezhen has a subtropical humid monsoon climate. Around all the year, it is abundant in sunshine and rainfall and has a long frost-free period, which is quite suitable for growing a variety of plants and crops. Plus, it is rich in natural resources; and the reserves on the top list among the province include the following: porcelain clay, alluvial gold, coal, manganese, limestone, marble, and so on.

  Pingxiang City administers two districts and three counties: Anyuan District and Xiangdong District; Shangli County, Luxi County, and Lianhua County. Located in the west part of Jiangxi and adjoining Zhuzhou of Hunan Province, Pingxiang is 100 kilometers from Changsha. In the area of 3,827 square kilometers lives a population of 1,864,278. Zhejiang-Jiangxi railway runs across the city from east to west; State Road 319 and State Road 320 intersect in the city. This really provides the best convenient transportation for businesses. Plus, Pingxiang has rich and splendid culture and history, and the name of “Pingxiang” comes from the story that the King Zhao of State Chu obtained Pxingshi, an extremely rare fruit said to bring greatest fortune and luck to those who get it. Since AD 267 when a county-level administration was initially approved by the central government, it has a history of more than 1,700 years. Today, Pingxiang City Museum still treasures up a number of historical relics, such as reserves of the Neolithic Age, the Penggao Bellset and Mawangtang Bellset, which are both named by Chinese famous historian Guo Moruo, and Western Han’s translucent bronze mirror, a rarity of the rare in the world. All these have presented the colorful and vivid civilization development of Pingxiang. Except for the historical splendor, Pingxiang boasts to have gorgeous and pleasant natural scenery. The Wugong Mountain, located in its east, is Jiangxi’s highest famous mountain; the Yangqi Mountain, in its north, is China’s famous Buddhist mountain; and the Daping Mountain in the west and the Yuhu Mountain in the south are most attracting to the tourisms for its marvelous blend of natural views and historical figures and cultural heritages.

  Xinyu City administers one district and one county: Yushui District and Fenyi County. Located in the Midwest of Jiangxi Province, Xinyu is on the line of Zhejiang-Jiangxi railway. In the area of 3164 square kilometers lives a population 1,140,308. Due to its rapid development in industry and urban construction, Xinyu has caught the greatest attention from the world, and now developed into a city with highest level of industrialization and fastest urbanization rate in Jiangxi, known as the “Rate of Shenzhen”. The city owns a full range of industries, primarily including metallurgy, machinery, chemical, light industry, textile, energy, and building materials. In the past decade, the urban area has increased by 15 square kilometers; the development size, speed, and performance are really rare among all the small and medium-sized cities of China. Its 30.8% of green coverage ratio, or 7.8 square meters of per capita public green area makes it ranking No.1 among all the Jiangxi’s cities. Xinyu’s infrastructure also has unique advantages. Currently, it has a power generating capacity of 700,000 kilowatts; the program-controlled telephone can directly access to all over the world; Zhejiang-Jiangxi railway runs across the city, with the Beijing-Kowloon railway quite easy to access; the highways have formed a mature network and connected with the State Road 105 and 320; and it is only 120 kilometers from Nanchang Airport. As to the mineral resources, Xinyu has more than thirty varieties. Iron ore, wollastonite, and marble take a significant position in China. Particularly, the reserves of wollastonite, with a very high grade, rank No.2 in China.

  Yingtan City administers one district, one city, and one county, including Yuehu District, Guixi City, and Yujiang County. Located in the northeastern Jiangxi and the middle and lower reaches of the Xinjiang River, it borders Yiyang, Qianshan, Wannian, and Yugan of Shangrao City in its east and north, and Jinxi, Zixi, and Dongxiang in its south and west, and adjoins Guangze County of Fujian Province in the southeast. The city’s total population stands at 1.0755 million, of which 99.71% is the ethnic group of Han, and the remaining 0.29% is the ethnic minorities. Yingtan has a central subtropical warm & humid monsoon climate, with four distinct seasons, mild climate, abundant rainfall and sunshine, and long frost-free period. It is quite suitable for the sub-tropical plants and animals to live and multiply. Currently, it has 5,000 mu of industrial land stock and 2.998 million mu of forest land. Its main minerals include silver, aluminum, zinc, uranium, rare earth, gypsum, porcelain clay, and siliceous materials. Moreover, it has very rich tourism resources. For example, the Longhu Mountain (Mount Dragon and Tiger), situated 16 kilometers south from urban area, is the birthplace of Chinese Taoism religion.

  Ganzhou administers one district, two cities and 15 counties: Zhanggong District; Nankang City and Ruijin City; Ganxian County, Xinfeng County, Dayu County, Shangyou County, Chongyi County, Anyuan County, Longnan County, Dingnan County, Quannan County, Xingguo County, Ningdu County, Yudu County, Huichang County, Xunwu County, and Shicheng County. Located in southern Jiangxi, the City of Ganzhou is in the upper reaches of the Gan River. It also is known as Gannan, or literally South Jiangxi. Geographically, it borders Sanming and Longyan of Fujian in the east, Meizhou, Heyuan, and Shaoguan of Guangdong in the south, Chenzhou of Hunan in the west, and Ji’an and Fuzhou of Jiangxi in the north. This city has 11 counties and 72 townships bordering other provinces. Actually, Ganzhou City is Jiangxi’s largest administrative region, covering an area of 39,400 square km, a quarter of the total area of Jiangxi Province. Situated in the southern rim of the central subtropical zone, the city has mild climate, abundant rainfall, and a long frost-free period. The annual average temperature is 18.8 degrees Celsius; and the average annual rainfall is 1,605 mm. The terrain shows a high peripheral and a low center, with south high than north; the mountain peaks run up and down, and the rivers flow almost everywhere. The highest is in the Qiyun Mountain of Chongyi County, with a height of 2061.3 meters above sea level; the lowest is in Zhangwu Village, Hujiang Township of Ganxian County, with a height of 82 meters above the sea level.

   Yichun City administers one district, three cities, and six counties: Yuanzhou District; Zhangshu City, Fengcheng City, Gao’an City; Jing’an County, Fengxin County, Shanggao County, Yifeng County, Tonggu County, and Wanzai County. Located in the northwest of Jiangxi Province, Yichun City borders Nanchang and Fuzhou in the east, Ji’an and Xinyu in the south, Hunan Province and Pingxiang of Jiangxi in west, and Jiujiang in the north. It is 222.75 km long from east to west, and 174 km wide from north to south. Covering an area of 18,669 square kilometers, the city shows a terrain tilting from north to south and from west to east. The total population of Yichun City stands at 5,484,264 in the end of 2009. There are 26 ethnic groups, and 99.95% of the population is Han People.

  Yichun City has a tropical humid and mild climate, with four distinct seasons and abundant rainfall, as well as rich natural resources. Its forest coverage ratio reaches as high as 52.3%; the living wood growing stock is 35 million cubic meters; and the bamboo growing stock is 350 million. For this, Yichun is one of Jiangxi’s key forest areas. There are 380 thousands of kilowatts proven hydropower resources, with 250 thousands of kilowatts remaining to be developed. Preliminarily verified minerals amount to 56 kinds, of which 27 are metals and the remaining 29 are non-metals. The iron ore reserves are nearly 200 million tons; the non-ferrous metals include tungsten, gold, copper, aluminum, zinc, and the tantalum and niobium known as Jiangxi’s “Five Golden Flowers”; coal reserves are over 10 million tons, ranking No.1 in Jiangxi Province; rock salt reserves are over ten billions of tons, also ranking No.1 in Jiangxi Province; the grade and reserves of wollastonite rank No.1 in China; the marble, granite, and porcelain clay are widely distributed with high quality and mining value.

  Shangrao City administers one district, one city, and ten counties: Xinzhou District and Dexing City; Guangfeng County, Yushan County, Wuyuan County, Boyang County, Yugan County, Wannian County, Yiyang County, Hengfeng County, and Qianshan County. Known as East Door of Jiangxi, Shangrao has distinctively geographic advantages. Directly linking the coastal regions such as Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Shanghai, and Fujian, this city enjoys highly convenient transportation and communication. State Road 320, State Road 206, and Freeway 311, which is currently under development, are running across the city; the railways of Zhejiang-Jiangxi, Anhui-Jiangxi, and Hengfeng-Nanping construct a very close network; around the city, there are two airports; the telecommunications can be accessed to all the cities over the world. Located in the junction of four provinces, namely, Fujian, Zhejiang, Anhui, and Jiangxi, Shangrao City accommodates a population of 6,537,675 in the area of 22,800 square kilometers, one seventh that of Jiangxi Province. In addition, rich in natural resources, it has Asia’s largest copper mine, Dexing City copper mine, China’s largest freshwater lake, Poyang Lake, and East China’s highest peak, Huanggang Mountain. The number of proven minerals reaches as high as 70, of which the five metals, copper, gold, silver, lead, and zinc, are well known as Jiangxi’s Five Golden Flowers. The city also has very rich tourism resources; particularly, it has three state-level forest parks, two state-level scenic areas, and three specialty scenic spots.

   The City of Ji’an administers two cities and ten counties: Jizhou District, Qingyuan District, and Jinggangshan City; Ji’an County, Xingan County, Yongfeng County, Xiajiang County, Jishui County, Taihe County, Wan’an County, Suichuan County, Anfu County, and Yongxin County. The city is about 218 kilometers long, and 208 kilometers wide from east to west. Covering an area of about 25,271 square kilometers, the terrain of the city is primarily mountains and hills. The government of the city is located in Jizhou District, only 219 km from Nanchang, the capital of Jiangxi. Its unique resource conditions also bring a famous reputation “Golden Luling” for Ji’an, known as the colorful pear of the southern Yangtze River. Black-boned chicken, kumkwat mandarin, and gou-gu-nao tea are the three local specialties of Ji’an. The Chenshan red heart fir of Anfu has superior quality and is listed as article of tribute to the central government in the past dynasties; it was also chosen to be the building materials of Chairman Mao Memorial Hall. Yugan’s Three Lakes tangerine, which has a cultivation history of over one thousand years, has bright-color skin and a uniquely sweet and sour taste. Its leaf, skin, stone, and fibers can all be used for traditional Chinese medicine. Xiajiang reeves shad and rice noodles, Wanan glassy red carp andgold thread jujube, Anfu ham, and Suichuan salted preserved duck are very famous in the world.

  Fuzhou City administers one district and ten counties: Linchuan District, Dongxiang County, Jinxi County, Zixi County, Nancheng County, Nanfeng County, Lichuan County, Guangchang County, Chongren County, Le’an County, and Yihuang County. Located in eastern Jiangxi, Fuzhou City borders Fujian Province in the east, Ganzhou in the south, Ji’an and Yichun in the west, and Nanchang and Shangrao in the north. Fuzhou has a central sub-tropical monsoon climate, warm and humid, with abundant rainfall and sunshine, a short ice formation period and a long frost-free period, and four distinct seasons; the annual average temperature is 17 degrees. The rivers of Fuzhou City belong to the Yangtze River Basin Poyang Lake water system. Typical of a complete water system, constantly flowing rivers, which have broad surface, few sediment concentration, and rich water resources, Fuhe River is Jiangxi’s second largest river. Covering an area of 28.2254 million mu, Fuzhou has 9.28 mu of land per capita, higher than the per capita average of Jiangxi Province. It is an ideal destination for investment indeed.

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