Jiangsu Province is situated in the eastern part of China by the Yellow Sea and the down stream areas of the Yangtze River and the Huai River, with Shandong province to the north, Anhui province to the west, Shanghai Municipality and Zhejiang Province to the southeast. The province covers an area of 102, 600 square kilometers, 1.06% of the total area of the country.
The Yangtze River flows from west to east, and the Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal from north to south through the province. There are some low hills and hilly land dotting the southwest and northern borders, covering 14% of the province's total area. The area of plains covers 69% and the water surface takes up 17% of the province.
By the end of 2007, the total population of Jiangsu was 76.25 million, leaving Jiangsu to be the most densely populated province in China with average 743 persons per square kilometer.
Jiangsu province is one of the most economically developed regions in China. In 2007, the GDP of the province reached RMB 2556.01billion,ranking the third place in China.GDP per capita was RMB 33689 in Jiangsu, which is nearly double the nation's average. Jiangsu has developed well its infrastructure. By the end of 2007, the province has built 133732 kilometers of roads, of which more than 3500 kilometers are of express high ways. It has 9 airports. Nanjing Lukou International Airport has passenger service to Asian countries and regions and cargo service to different parts of the world including USA and Europe. At present, the province has 32.26 million fixed telephone line users,33.13 million mobile phone users, 6.72 million internet users. The popularization rate of telephone is 85.76 per 100 persons. Private owned cars reached 1,248,300.
In 2007, Jiangsu received some 5.13 million tourists, among them there were 3.69 million foreigners, 1.43 million tourists from Hongkong, Macau and Taiwan.
Map of Administrative Regions of Jiangsu Province
The Sketch Map of Expressways Construction In Jiangsu
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China's Top Provinces in GDP Generation(2007)
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Jiangsu is one of China' s most important regions in agricultural production. In the year 2007, the added value in agriculture was RMB 172.608 billion Yuan, increased by 4.0% over the previous year.
The major agricultural products of Jiangsu are grain, cotton, edible oil and meat.
Jiangsu is one of the birth place of China's modern industry. The six mainstays of Jiangsu industry are electronics, telecommunication equipment, textiles, petro-chemicals, metallurgical industry and machinery building. Their output value makes up over 80% of the gross industrial output value of the province.
In 2007, the added value in industry was RMB 1300.05 billion, increased by 16.6% over the previous year.
Jiangsu province ranks the second by volume of trade in the country. In 2007, the import and export volume of the province reached US$ 349.54 billion, showing an increase of 23.1% over the previous year, of which US$ 203.67 billion for export volume ,up 27.0% and US$ 145.86 billion for import, up 18.1%.
Growth of Jiangsu' s Foreign Trade
Growth of Jiangsu' s export
Growth of Jiangsu' s import
By the end of 2007, Jiangsu has altogether approved 84,468 foreign invested project, involving US$ 355.50 billion of foreign investment in contract. The foreign investment actually paid in exceeded US$ 21.9 billion in 2007, ranking the first place in the country for consecutive four years running.
Development of FDI in Jiangsu from 1990 to 2007:
|Number of Projects||393||10248||2695||1926||3583||5801||7016||5871|
|Contract FDI(US$ Million)||286||10832||10753||6970||15090||19670||38780||53363|
|Paid in FDI(US$ Million)||104||2847||5201||5504||7350||9700||17430||21892|
Jiangsu province has made gradual progress in overseas investment and technological cooperation. in 2007, Jiangsu has made US$ 467.84 million investment in foreign countries.