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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

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)

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