With the Yangtze River winding its way through the city from the west to east, Nanjing is located in the East China, 380 kilometers away from the estuary, and about 300 kilometers away from Shanghai, the biggest city in China. Nanjing has 11 districts and two counties. Nanjing is an important comprehensive industrial production base in China. Its electron and chemical industry production capacity ranks the second in China. It is one of the Forty Excellent Cities in hardware investment environment by nine national ministries and commissions. It is also one of the Top 50 cities in terms of comprehensive strength.
There's a perfect blend of the modern and the traditional in this city of over 6 million people. Nanjing has had a long and, at times, violent history. As one of the ancient capitals, Nanjing abounds with historical sites both large and small. Its tragic history, however, has led to some sites being now simply ruins. In recent years, Nanjing has seen rapid development, from the subway opened in 2007 to the numerous new skyscrapers which dot the city.
Foreign investment has brought many large companies from abroad, and with its multitude of school and universities Nanjing is now flush with restaurants, shops and a variety of entertainment options that appeal to foreigners. You can generally find what you are looking for if you know where to go. Areas of particular note are Xinjiekou: the downtown area full of modern department stores and great dining choices, the Hankouxi Road area: with a wealth of foreign goods and restaurants, 1912: a bar and restaurant area with architecture reminiscent of the early 20th century and Shizi Qiao: a pedestrianized street lined with restaurants selling food from every corner of the globe.
Statistics of Nanjing
Population: 7,400,000 (resident population)
Coordinates: 32°03'N 118°46'E / 32.05, 118.767
Elevation: 15 m (50 ft)
Average temperature: 15.7 °C (60 °F)
Average rainy days: 117 days out of the year
Average annual rainfall: 1,106.5 millimetres (43.6 in)
The regional GDP in 2008 is 3775.00 Hundred Million RMB, an increase of 12.1% than last year according to comparable prices.
|2008 Regional GDP (Units: Hundred Million RMB)|
|Transportation, Storage and Postal Industry||197.59|
|Wholesale and Retail Trades||422.18|
|Accommodation and Catering Industry||80.07|
|Finance and Insurance Industry||302|
The year's total grain output is 1,144,300 tons, an increase of 0.2% than last year.
According to preliminary statistics, the city's above-scale industrial output value is 647.223 billion RMB. Above-scale industrial enterprises achieve full-year sales output value of 633.933 billion RMB, up 11.7 percent.
Income and Expense of Residents
In 2008 the resident per capita disposable income is 23,122.69 RMB, up 13.8% than the previous year. The urban resident per capita consumption expenditure is 15,132 RMB, an increase of 14.0%.
The year's CPI is 106.2, increased by 6.2% than the previous year.
|2008 Foreign Trade Units: 100 million USD|
|Customs Import and Export Value||405.92|
Nanjing is one of the Top Tourist Cities in China by the National Tourism Administration. It is also one of the seven major tourist cities in China. Zhongshan Mountain Tourist Resort and Qinhuai Scenic Area win the credit as Forty Topping Tourist Attractions of China, and enjoy high reputation at home and abroad.
|Key Indicators of Tourism|
|Index Name||Units of Measurement||Data|
|Domestic Tourists||Ten thousand people||4960|
|Overseas Tourists||Ten thousand people||119.52|
|Nanjing Tourism Revenues||Billion RMB||714.3|
|International Tourism Foreign Exchange Income||Ten thousand USD||8.73|
Nanjing Lukou International Airport is 35 kilometers away from the urban area. It takes 45 minutes to arrive via the Airport Expressway.
The Airport Flight Information Tel: +86-968890, +86-25-52480499
Nanjing is an important railway hub in east China. Beijing-Shanghai, Nanjing - Tongling intersect here. The hub has three terminal passenger stations. It takes only 3 hours from Nanjing to Shanghai.
Nanjing Station inquiry number: +86-25-85822222
Nanjing is one of the biggest highway hubs in east China. Six highways (Shanghai - Nanjing, Nanjing - Lianyungang, Nanjing - Nantong, Nanjing - Hefei, Nanjing - Maanshan, and Nanjing - Gaochun) lead to Shanghai, Anhui, Zhejiang and other provinces and municipalities.
Zhongyang Gate Bus Station inquiry number: +86-25-85531288
The construction of Metro Line 1 began in 2000, completed in September 2005. Line 1 is 17 km (10.62 km underground, 6.37 km above ground) long with 16 stations: Maigaoqiao - Hongshan Zoo - Nanjing Railway Station - Xinmofan Road - Xuanwumen - Gulou - Zhujiang Road - Xinjiekou - Zhangfuyuan - Sanshan Street - Zhonghuamen - Andemen - Xiaohang - Olympic Stadium. Line 2, was announced to run from Wangjiacun to Maqun (25.15 km) via Xinjiekou. The construction of the first stage began in January 2006 for completion in late 2009 or early 2010.
Service Hotline: +86-25-51899999