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Nánjīng Shì
Location within China
Nanjing is located in China
Nánjīng Shì
Location within China
Coordinates: 32°03′N 118°46′E / 32.05°N 118.767°E / 32.05; 118.767Coordinates: 32°03′N 118°46′E / 32.05°N 118.767°E / 32.05; 118.767
Country People's Republic of China
County-level divisions 13
Township divisions 129
Settled 495 BC
 • CPC Nanjing Luo Zhijun
Committee Secretary
 • Mayor Jiang Hongkun
Area(ranked 29th)
 • Total 6,596 km2 (2,547 sq mi)
Elevation 20 m (50 ft)
Population (2000)
 • Total 6,126,165
 • Density 928.8/km2 (2,406/sq mi)
Time zone China Standard Time (UTC+8)
Postal code 210000 - 211300
Area code(s) 25
License plate prefixes 苏A
GDP (2007) US$45.2 billion (1.00US$=7.25Renminbi¥,Nov, 2007)
 - per capita US$7,442
City trees
Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)
City flowers
Méi (Prunus mume)

Loudspeaker.png Nanjing (info • help) (Chinese: 南京; Romanizations: Nánjīng (Pinyin), Nan-ching (Wade-Giles), Nanking) is the capital of China's Jiangsu Province, and a city with a prominent place in Chinese history and culture. Nanjing was the capital of China during several historical periods, including the former capital city of Republic of China, and is listed as one of the Four Great Ancient Capitals of China. Nanjing is also one of the fifteen sub-provincial cities in the People's Republic of China's administrative structure. It has autonomy for jurisdiction and economy only slightly less than that of a province.

It lies in the downstream Yangtze River drainage basin and Yangtze River Delta. With an urban population of over five million, it is also the second largest commercial center in the East China region, behind only Shanghai.

Nanjing Area - Lower Yangtze Valley and Eastern China

Political divisions

Nanjing Municipality is divided into 11 districts.

Sister cities

Nanjing currently has 18 sister cities (areas), namely:


  • Jiang, Zanchu (1995). Nanjing shi hua. Nanjing: Nanjing chu ban she. ISBN 7-80614-159-6

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Preceded by
Capital of China
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Capital of China
Succeeded by
Wuhan (wartime)
Preceded by
Capital of China
Succeeded by
for the Republic of China
Succeeded by
for the People's Republic of China

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