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Updated : 2017-06-15
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Overview

Wuxi is located in southeast Jiangsu province, the center of the Yangtze River Delta, which is the most developed economic area of China. It is adjacent to Taihu Lake on the south, the Yangtze River on the north, 128 km to Shanghai on the east, and 183 km to Nanjing on the west.

On an area of 4,627 square kilometers, Wuxi administrates two county-level cities, namely Jiangyin and Yixing, and five districts, namely Liangxi district, Xishan district, Huishan district, Binhu district and Xinwu district. It has a permanent resident population of 6.511 million.

History & Culture

Boasting a history of more than 3,000 years, Wuxi is a historical city with profound cultural heritages and a large amount of talents. It's home to the Wu Culture in ancient times, and the national industrial and commercial culture in modern times. Wuxi has 31 important heritage sites under state protection, 11 sites named national intangible cultural heritage and 60 museums and memorial halls.

Economy

Nominal GDP 2016

- Total: CNY 921 billion yuan USD 135 billion dollars

- Per capita; CNY 140,000 yuan USD 20,537 dollars

- Growth Rate: 7.5 percent

Toursim

Wuxi is a city of affluence and fascinating natural scenery. It is characterized by abundant beautiful rivers, idyllic lakes, unique-shaped caves, bamboo forests and tea gardens. The city now features 3 national AAAAA scenic spots and 27 AAAA scenic spots, including the Lingshan Mountain, the Yuantouzhu Island and the Wuxi Movie/TV Base.

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