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Overview of Zhangjiagang, China

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Updated: 2018-10-19

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Overview of Zhangjiagang, China

Booming Zhangjiagang port in East China's Jiangsu province. [Photo provided to chinadaily.com.cn]

Zhangjiagang, a county-level city in East China's Jiangsu province is located in the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It covers a total area of 986.73 square kilometers including a land area of 791.05 square kilometers.

Zhangjiagang is a newly emerging port and industrial city at the intersection of the coastal and Yangtze River economic development zones. It is one of the economically strongest county-level cities in China and has made remarkable achievements in the economy, culture, finance, commerce and trade.

In 2017, the city achieved a regional GDP of 260.6 billion yuan ($37.7 billion) with per capita GDP of nearly 205,700 yuan. Shagang Group, China's biggest private steel company, hit annual revenue of nearly 200 billion yuan, and has featured in the Fortune 500 for nine consecutive years.

The city has 20 listed companies with a total market value of nearly 300 billion yuan, ranking first among the cities and counties of Suzhou. Kangde Xin Composite Material Group Co, the biggest listed company in Suzhou, has a market value of 70 billion yuan.

Zhangjiagang boasts of the most intensive highway-waterway-railway-airway intermodal traffic network among China's county-level cities. It has an integrated network of river and sea ports, airports, expressways, a highway and railway arteries.

The construction of the Shanghai-Nantong Railway, the Nantong-Suzhou-Jiaxing Intercity Railway and the Southern Jiangsu Riverside Intercity Railway will position Zhangjiagang as the most comprehensive riverside traffic hub of the Yangtze River Delta.

Zhangjiagang administrates eights towns and two districts. The eight towns are Jingang, Yangshe, Jinfeng, Tangqiao, Leyu, Fenghuang, Nanfeng and Daxin towns. The two districts are Changyinsha Modern Agricultural Demonstration Park and Shuangshan Island Tourism Resort.

In 2018, it was selected as one of China's top 100 cities in national green development and was awarded the title of "national civilization city" for the fifth consecutive time.

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