Jiujiang , formerly called Kiukiang, is a prefecture-level city located on the southern shores of the Yangtze River (ChangJiang) in northwest Jiangxi Province, China. It is the second largest city in JiangXi province,the largest one is NanChang. ChangJiang means "long river", and JiuJiang means "nine rivers".
The city suffered only slight damage in the 2005 Ruichang earthquake, but there were several deaths reported in outlying areas.
The city administers a total population of approximately 4,500,000, of whom approximately 650,000 are urban. The population density is 235 per km². Han people make up 99.8% of the population, but registered residents include representatives of 25 minority nationalities, including six with a local population of more than 100: Hui, Miao, Zhuang, Tujia, and She.
Primary industries include
There are 235 towns and 11 sub-district offices.