Tàizhōu, Jiangsu Province, China

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🇨🇳 Tàizhōu is a prefecture-level city in central Jiangsu province in eastern China. Situated on the north bank of the Yangtze River, it borders Nantong to the east, Yancheng to the north and Yangzhou to the west. The built-up (or metro) area made of three urban districts, (Hailing, Jiangyan and Gaogang). Two county-level cities have more than 1 million inhabitants, Xinghua and Taixing, comprising two of the most important county-level cities in China. Hu Jintao, former General Secretary of the Communist Party of China, considers Taizhou his home town as did Mei Lanfang, one of the most famous Peking opera artists in modern Chinese history.

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Administration and population The prefecture-level city of Taizhou administers six county-level divisions, including two districts and four county-level cities: Hailing District, 海陵区, Hǎilíng Qū; Gaogang District, 高港区, Gāogǎng Qū; Jiangyan District, 姜堰区, Jiāngyàn Qū; Jingjiang, 靖江市, Jìngjiāng Shì; Taixing, 泰兴市, Tàixīng Shì; Xinghua, 兴化市, Xīnghuà Shì; These are further divided into 105 township-level divisions, including 91 towns, eight townships and six subdistricts.

At the end of 2019, the total birth population was 35,300 (birth rate 7.02%), a decrease of 1.37 thousand points from the previous year. 43,400 people died in 2019 (mortality rate 8.64%), an increase of 0.2 thousand points from the previous year. At the end of each year, the city's permanent population was 4,636,100, an increase of 400 over the previous year. At the end of 2019, the urbanization population of permanent residents reached 66.8%, an increase of 0.8 percentage points over the previous year.

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Geography Taizhou lies at the confluence of the Yangtze River and the Jinghang Canal (Grand Canal of China), in the south-central Jiangsu Province, which is on the north bank of lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the south end of Jianghuai Plain. Its latitude ranges from about 32° 02′ — 33°11′ N and longitude 119° 38′ — 120° 32′ E, with a total area of 5,793 square km (2,237 sq mi). Neighbouring areas: Yangzhou to the west, Nantong to the east, and Yancheng to the north.

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History Taizhou was known as Haiyang (海陽; Hǎiyáng) in the Spring and Autumn period, supposedly.

As a part of Linhuai Commandery, Hailing (海陵; Hǎilíng; 'sea mound') county was founded in what is modern-day Taizhou, during the Western Han. Its designation indicates it was a coastal elevated area. Hailing and its neighbourhood were taken away from Yangzhou to create a prefecture, Tai zhou, in 937 when Li Bian of the Southern Tang reigned over the area. In 939, Li kept the bereaved Yang family under house arrest at Yongning Palace, Taizhou, after Yang Pu's death.

Taizhou was elevated to lu (circuit) status in 1277, but restored and annexed by Yangzhou again, seven years later.

In the very beginning of Republican China, Tai zhou was turned into Tai county, taken by the CCP on 21 January 1949. Then the downtown of the county was separated to found Taizhou city, which was the seat of the Administrative Commission for Northern Jiangsu until November. The PLA Navy was established in Baimamiao, Tai county on 23 April 1949. The county and the city were merged into the new Tai county in May 1950, but restored in October. It was reconverted in 1958, but divided again in 1962.

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Economy Taizhou is a centre for flour mills, textile works, fishing net manufacturing, and other industries based on local agriculture.

In the past 20 years, the economic growth has remained stable with an average annual growth rate exceeding 10%. It is one of the central cities inside the Yangtse River Delta with its developed industry, convenient transportation and prosperous commerce. In 2019, the GDP reached RMB 474.45 billion yuan, the GDP per capita RMB 110,731 yuan, equals to 16,024 dollars, the fiscal revenue RMB 37.5 billion yuan, the total amount of bank deposits RMB 688 billion yuan. Five county-level cities or districts are ranked among the "China's Top 100 Counties with Greatest Comprehensive Power". It boasts numbers of large-sized enterprises or groups, such as Chunlan Group Corp.

Taizhou was among the first few cities in Jiangsu to be recognised as having a famous cultural history. In 1990, Heheng village in Jiangyan County was awarded Global 500 Roll of Honor by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) because of its success in protecting the environment while increasing the grain yield and its wide use of marsh biogas ponds.

Taizhou's China Medical City (CMC) is a specialized development zone located south of downtown Hailing district; it has attracted major international and domestic corporations who have established facilities here since its establishment in 2010. To date, more than 800 pharmaceutical enterprises have located businesses and incubation centres in CMC. Pharma companies include AstraZeneca, Takeda Pharmaceutical, Boehringer-Ingelheim, CSPC Pharmaceutical Group and Neptunus Pharmaceutical, as well as Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Company.

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Transport The G2 Beijing–Shanghai Expressway and Jiangsu Provincial Highway 29 (S29 Yancheng-Jingjiang Expressway; 盐靖高速公路) pass through the city from north to south, and Jiangsu Provincial Highway 28 (S28 Qidong-Yangzhou Expressway; 启扬高速公路) from west to east.

Taizhou Municipality has two Yangtze River crossings, the Taizhou Yangtze River Bridge from Gaogang District to Yangzhong and the Jiangyin Yangtze River Bridge from Jingjiang to Jiangyin.

The routes to get to Taizhou includes: • Take buses from Shanghai or Nanjing through the G2 Beijing–Shanghai Expressway, which passes south of the city center. • Take trains from Beijing through Xinyi–Changxing railway or Nanjing through Nanjing–Qidong railway.

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Military Taizhou is the headquarters of the East Sea Fleet of the People's Liberation Army Navy.

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Companies • Chunlan Group Corp • Linghai Motocyle Corp • Yangtze River Pharmaceutical Group • Oberon Dishwashing Equipment Manufacturing Co. Ltd.

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Economy: Tourist Industry • Gardens and Parks ◦ Qintong Boat Festival, Jiangyan (溱潼会船节); Qintong Boat Festival is held in Qingming (around April 4–6) every year. During the festival boats from nearby villages and towns converge on Xique Lake for a few days of rejoicing. Theatrical performances, dragon and lion dances, and other folk dances are staged right on board the boats. ◦ Xique Lake, Jiangyan (喜鹊湖); The lake located in Qingtong town, 15 km (9 miles) north of Jiangyan city. The water comes from the Nanhu (南湖), Xique (喜鹊湖), and Beihu (北湖) rivers. It is part of Qintong Swamp. ◦ Père David's Deer Reserve, Jiangyan (麋鹿故乡园); Biggest reserve outside of Dafeng. ◦ Taizhou Park ◦ Heheng Agricultural Tour, Shengao, Jiangyan • Museum ◦ Navy Birthplace Museum ◦ Hu Jintao Birthplace Museum, Jiangyan ◦ Gao Ershi Museum, Jiangyan ◦ Mei Lanfang Garden, opposite of 'Old Street'.

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Colleges and schools • Taizhou High School (江苏省泰州中学) • Jingjiang High School (江苏省靖江中学) • Taizhou No. 2 High School (江苏省泰州二中) • Jiangyan High School (江苏省姜堰中学) • Taixing High School  (江苏省泰兴中学) • Xinghua High School (江苏省兴化中学).

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Tàizhōu, Jiangsu Province, China 
<b>Tàizhōu, Jiangsu Province, China</b>
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Tàizhōu has a population of over 1,607,108 people. Tàizhōu also forms the centre of the wider Tàizhōu Prefecture which has a population of over 5,968,838 people.

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East of: 119.904

🇨🇳 Lishui 119.923

🇨🇳 Laizhou 119.933

🇨🇳 Pingdu 119.938

🇨🇳 Yandu 119.954

🇨🇳 Changzhou 119.974

🇨🇳 Deqing 119.977

🇵🇭 Alaminos 119.98

🇵🇭 Iba 119.98

🇨🇳 Yongkang 120.022

🇨🇳 Taixing 120.029

West of: 119.904

🇨🇳 Xinbei 119.895

🇵🇭 Bolinao 119.895

🇨🇳 Suyicun 119.883

🇨🇳 Gaogang 119.883

🇮🇩 Palu 119.85

🇨🇳 Xinghua 119.828

🇨🇳 Hailar 119.825

🇨🇳 Hulunbuir 119.771

🇨🇳 Hailar District 119.771

🇨🇳 Pingtan 119.767

Antipodal to Tàizhōu is: -60.096,-32.488

Locations Near: Tàizhōu 119.904,32.488

🇨🇳 Suyicun 119.883,32.302 d: 20.8  

🇨🇳 Gaogang 119.883,32.302 d: 20.8  

🇨🇳 Jiangdu 119.684,32.546 d: 21.6  

🇨🇳 Taixing 120.029,32.159 d: 38.4  

🇨🇳 Xinghua 119.828,32.931 d: 49.8  

🇨🇳 Yangzhou 119.431,32.384 d: 45.9  

🇨🇳 Zhenjiang 119.423,32.205 d: 55.1  

🇨🇳 Xinbei 119.895,31.929 d: 62.2  

🇨🇳 Jingjiang 120.256,32.012 d: 62.4  

🇨🇳 Danyang 119.563,31.993 d: 63.7  

Antipodal to: Tàizhōu -60.096,-32.488

🇦🇷 San Lorenzo -60.733,-32.75 d: 19948.7  

🇦🇷 Rosario -60.678,-32.956 d: 19939.8  

🇦🇷 San Nicolás de los Arroyos -60.217,-33.333 d: 19920.4  

🇦🇷 Paraná -60.533,-31.733 d: 19921.6  

🇦🇷 Santa Fe de la Vera Cruz -60.7,-31.633 d: 19904.3  

🇦🇷 Santa Fe -60.7,-31.633 d: 19904.3  

🇦🇷 Cañada de Gómez -61.4,-32.817 d: 19887.7  

🇦🇷 Pergamino -60.575,-33.891 d: 19852.8  

🇦🇷 Gualeguaychú -58.517,-33.017 d: 19856.1  

🇦🇷 Melincué -61.45,-33.65 d: 19834.5  

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