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A city known as the 'land of promise'

Updated: Jan 3, 2019 govt.chinadaily.com.cn Print

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Night view of Nantong [Photo/IC]

Population: 7,310,000 (2018)

Area: 8,001 square kilometers

Location: southeast part of Jiangsu province

Economy:

Known as the "land of promise", Nantong is famous for its abundant products and outstanding people, and boasts such honors as being known as the hometown of textiles, architecture and education. Entering the 21st century, it has developed six emerging industries: marine engineering equipment, new energy, new materials, biopharmarceuticals, intelligent equipment, and energy conservation and environmental protection.

The gross regional domestic product in Nantong reached 842.7 billion yuan ($122.72 billion) with a year-on-year growth of 7.2 percent and the general public budget revenue amounted to 60.62 billion yuan.

Administrative divisions:

Nantong city governs four county-level cities: Haian, Rugao, Haimen and Qidong, one county Rudong), county and the three districts of Chongchuan, Gangzha and Tongzhou.

Sister cities:

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