🇨🇳 Kunshan is a county-level city in south-eastern Jiangsu province with Shanghai bordering its eastern border and Suzhou on its western boundary. It is under the administration of the prefecture-level city of Suzhou. Kunshan is divided into 10 towns: • Yushan (玉山镇, the seat of city nominally) • Bacheng (巴城镇) • Dianshanhu (淀山湖镇) • Huaqiao (花桥镇) • Jinxi (锦溪镇) • Lujia (陆家镇) • Qiandeng (千灯镇) • Zhangpu (张浦镇) • Zhoushi (周市镇) • Zhouzhuang (周庄).
Economy The composition of local GDP have changed drastically since 1978. In 1978, the primary sector, the secondary sector and the tertiary sector accounted for 51.4%, 28.9% and 19.7% of Kunshan's GDP, respectively. However, in 2015, the primary sector only accounted for 0.9% of Kunshan's GDP, while the secondary sector accounted for 55.1% and the tertiary sector accounted for 44.0%. Kunshan is also home to over 1,000 hi-tech companies that have helped shape the city’s four economic pillars—optoelectronics, semiconductors, intelligent manufacturing, and RNAi and biomedicine.
The total GDP of Kunshan was 316 billion RMB, the highest of any Chinese county-level city in 2016. Kunshan is also home to many Taiwanese who have invested over the decades since China's opening up to the world in the late 70s. Kunshan is also known as "Little Taiwan" because of the large Taiwanese community there. In 2020, there were more than 100,000 Taiwanese people in Kunshan. The Chinese subsidiary of American Megatrends, American Megatrends Information Technology (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (安迈信息科技（昆山）有限公司), has its headquarters in Kunshan.
Kunshan was ranked #912 by the Nomad List which evaluates and ranks remote work hubs by cost, internet, fun and safety. Kunshan has a population of over 1,640,000 people. Kunshan also forms part of the wider Suzhou metropolitan area which has a population of over 10,650,501 people.
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Twin Towns - Sister Cities Kunshan has links with:🇰🇷 Jeju City, South Korea 🇫🇮 Hyvinkää, Finland 🇯🇵 Tatebayashi, Japan 🇮🇹 Viareggio, Italy