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Country  China
Population  778,391 (2000)
Founded  267

Province  Jiangxi
Area  3,177.68 km2
Mayor  Cong Wenjing (???)
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Map of Xinyu

Xinyu (Chinese: 新余; pinyin: Xīnyú) is a prefecture-level city in west-central Jiangxi province, People's Republic of China.

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History

Xinyu has a history of more than 1,700 years. It became a county in 267 during the Three Kingdoms period. In Jin Dynasty, it became a major city in Southern China with a population of over 50,000. In Tang Dynasty, it was part of Yuanzhou(known as Yichun today). In 742, the city's name 'Xinyú (wikt:渝)' was mistaken for 'Xinyù ()'. The government of PRC simplified the city's name as 'Xinyú ()' in 1957.

Geography

Xinyu has an area of 3,178 km2 (1,227 sq mi). It has a four-season, monsoon-influenced humid subtropical climate. It can be very hot and rainy in summer. The city is located 135 km (84 mi) southwest of Nanchang, the provincial capital - about two and half hours away by car via highway. The city's main industry is the XinYu steel plant, which dominates the area.

Administration

Xinyu has direct jurisdiction over 1 urban district, scenic district, 1 development zone, 1 county, 17 towns, 15 townships, 2 sub-districts, 446 villages, and 51 communities.

Urban District:

  • Yushui District (渝水区
  • County:

  • Fenyi County (分宜县)
  • Scenic District:

  • Fairy Lake Scenic District (仙女湖风景名胜区)
  • Development Zone:

  • Gaoxin Technical & Economic Development Zone (高新技术经济开发区)
  • Tourism

    Xinyu is famous for the beautiful scenery and cultural sites of Fairy Lake (also known as Xiannü Lake) (仙女湖). The legend of Dong Yong (董永) and the Seventh Fairy (七仙女) has been passed down until now. Their love story took place at today’s Fairy Lake Region.

    Colleges and universities

  • Xinyu University (新余学院)
  • Friendship cities

  • Coquitlam, Canada
  • Bangalore, India
  • Chinese authorities to resolve food safety problems in 35 years


    References

    Xinyu Wikipedia


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