Coordinates: 32°03′N 118°46′E / 32.050°N 118.767°E / 32.050; 118.767
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Nánjīng Shì
Location within China
Location within China
Nánjīng Shì is located in China
Nánjīng Shì
Nánjīng Shì
Coordinates: 32°03′N 118°46′E / 32.050°N 118.767°E / 32.050; 118.767
CountryPeople's Republic of China
County-level divisions13
Township divisions129
Settled495 BC
 • CPC NanjingLuo Zhijun
Committee Secretary
 • MayorJiang Hongkun
 • Total6,596 km2 (2,547 sq mi)
20 m (50 ft)
 • Total6,126,165
 • Density928.8/km2 (2,406/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard Time)
Postal code
210000 - 211300
Area code25
License plate prefixes苏A
GDP (2007)US$45.2 billion (1.00US$=7.25Renminbi¥,Nov, 2007)
 - per capitaUS$7,442
WebsiteCity of Nanjing
City trees
Deodar Cedar (Cedrus deodara)
City flowers
Chinese plum (Prunus mume)

Nanjing is a city in eastern China.

Name[change | change source]

The Mandarin Chinese name of the city is audio speaker iconNánjīng ,[a] which means "The Southern Capital". It got this name when the Yongle Emperor of the Ming family of rulers moved most of his government to Beijing ("The Northern Capital") in the early 1400s. In Chinese, Nanjing's name is written 南京. Today, people spell it "Nanjing" because they use the pinyin way of spelling. Pinyin tries to show how the word should sound in Mandarin. People also used to write it "Nan-chang", using Mr. Wade and Mr. Giles's way of spelling, and "Nanking", using the Chinese Postal Map's way.

History[change | change source]

Political divisions[change | change source]

Nanjing Municipality is divided into 11 districts.

Attractions[change | change source]

Education[change | change source]

Travelling[change | change source]

Sister cities[change | change source]

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

Notes[change | change source]

  1. These marks show the tones of the Chinese word, which are important in saying them correctly.

Sources[change | change source]

Pages[change | change source]

Books[change | change source]

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

Other websites[change | change source]

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