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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 2019, the city' regional GDP was expected to reach 285 billion yuan ($40.84 billion), a year-on-year increase of 6 percent. Public budget revenue increased 5.8 percent year on year to 24.7 billion yuan; fixed-asset investment grew 10.3 percent; per capita disposable income grew 8.1 percent to 57,800 yuan; and total retail sales of consumer goods rose 6 percent year on year to 64.2 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 2019, it ranked third among all county-level cities in China in terms of economic competitiveness.

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