Jiujiang

Jiujiang

Jiujiang or Kiukiang, city (1994 est. pop. 322,300), N Jiangxi prov., China, on the Chang River, near Poyang Lake. A major river port, it is connected by rail with Nanchang. In a major tea-growing area, it is a large processing, marketing, and shipping point. Bricks, tiles, and textiles are manufactured, and a hydroelectric project is nearby. Jiujiang has notable botanical gardens and an arboretum. Just south is the wooded mountain of Lü Shan, the location of the resort of Guling and of the White Deer Cave, in which Chu Hsi (Zhu Xi), the 13th-century Confucian philosopher, lived and taught. The name sometimes appears as Chiu-chiang.

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.

Demography

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.

Unlike the Gan dialects typical of Jiangxi, the local speech of Jiujiang is a variety of Mandarin.

Industry

Primary industries include

  • Petrochemical refinement
  • Agricultural chemical production
  • Import/export (through river port)

Colleges and universities

Sister cities

Jiujiang is twinned with:

Tourism

Picturesque Mount Lushan, located in the south of the urban center, is listed as a world heritage site.

Administrative divisions

*Ruichang

*Wuning County
*Jiujiang County
*Xiushui County
*Yongxiu County
*De'an County
*Xingzi County
*Duchang County
*Hukou County
*Pengze County

*Xunyang District
*Lushan District

  • Others

* Bureau
* Lushan Cultural Sites Administrative Bureau
* Development regions:
* Jiujiang Open Development Region, Gongqing Open Development Region

There are 235 towns and 11 sub-district offices.

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