Jiangxi Province 2003-04-02 14:09


Brief Introduction To Jiangxi Province

Lushan Mountain

    Brief Introduction: Jiangxi Province lies on the southern bank of the Yangtze River's lower and middle sections. It has an area of 166,900 sq km and a population of 39.66 million. Nanchang is the provincial capital.

    Climate: Jiangxi has a sub-tropical climate, warm and humid. It has a mean annual temperature of 16㣭20C, increasing from north to south, and a mean annual precipitation of 1,300-200 mm. Nanchang is one of the hottest cities in China.

    Topography: Jiangxi is high in the south and low in the north. It is bordered by hills and mountains, the land generally sloping towards the Poyang Lake in the north. Hills and mountains account for 60%  of the province's landmass. The mountains are not high and have many natural passages facilitating its link to other provinces. The Mufu, Jiuling, Wugong and Wanyang mountains lie in the west; the Dayuling and Jiulian mountains in the south; the Huaiyu and Wuyi mountains in the east; and Lushan Mountain in the north. There are many red-soil hills and basins in the central-south. The Jian Basin in the south is a major farming area. The Poyang Lake Plain in the north is part of the Middle-Lower Yangtze River Plain. With numerous rivers and streams, fertile soil and a dense population, it is known as a "granary south of the Yangtze River".

Jingdezhen porcelain

    Tourism: Jiangxi abounds in tourism resources. Nanchang, Jingdezhen, Jiujiang and Ganzhou are important sites of historic and cultural interest. The Lushan Mountain in northern Jiangxi is noted for its scenic beauty and as a summer resort. Every year, tourists in tens of thousands flock to the Jinggang mountains in southern Jiangxi, the first base area of the Communist-led revolution and also a scenic site. Sanqing and Longhu mountains in the northeast of the province are considered holy places of Taoism, an indigenous Chinese religion. The Poyang Lake, China's largest fresh water lake, offers a sight seldom seen elsewhere when cranes, during  their southward migration, arrive in thousands in winter for food and shelters in lakeside reed marshes. All in all, Jiangxi has 450 tourism attractions.

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