Zhenjiang, (Chinkiang), is a prefecture-level city in Jiangsu Province, China. It lies on the southern bank of the Yangtze River near its intersection with the Grand Canal. It is opposite Yangzhou (to its north) and between Nanjing (to its west) and Changzhou (to its east). Zhenjiang was formerly the provincial capital of Jiangsu and remains as an important transportation hub. The built-up area is made of 3 urban districts. The town is best known both in China and abroad for its fragrant black vinegar, a staple of Chinese cooking.
Zhenjiang Export Processing Zone was approved by the State Council on March 10, 2003 with a total planned area of 2.53 square kilometres (0.98 square miles). The first-phrase project completed in December 2003 covers 0.91 square kilometres (0.35 square miles) and was certified by the Customs General Administration and other seven ministries for operation on Dec.24, 2003. Zhenjiang Export Processing Zone is located close to Changzhou Airport and Zhenjiang Port.
Zhenjiang is ranked #174 by the Global Urban Competitiveness Report (GUCR) which evaluates and ranks world cities in the context of economic competitiveness. Zhenjiang has a population of over 1,200,760 people. Zhenjiang also forms part of the wider Zhenjiang metropolitan area which has a population of over 3,114,105 people.
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