Congress Report
Photo: China National Tourism Administration Tokyo Office
Yangzhou City

Head of City Government

Mr. Zhang Bao Juan, Mayor

Assumed the mayoralty in Jan, 2020

Location

Area

6,591 km2 (2018)

Population

4,599,800 (2017)

GDP in Yangzhou City

CNY 546 billion 600 million (2018)

Upper tier

Jiangsu Province

Geographical feature

Yangzhou, situated to the east of Nanjing, located at the intersection of the Yangtze River and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal, bordered with the Yangtze River to the south and the Huai River to the north. A long time ago, Yangzhou was the traffic hub both in land and water, and nude city of Canal transportation; it is where diplomatic envoys from Japan landed on their way to Chang’an in the Sui and Tang dynasties.

Main industries

Petrochemicals, automotive manufacture and shipbuilding, new energy, new light source, new material, smart power grids, e-book, energy-saving and environmental-friendly technologies, information service (2010)

City symbols

City Flower: Qiong Flower; City Tree: Ginkgo Tree; City Song: Jasmine

Number of visitors

Total 70.36 million (2018)

Administrative divisions

Yangzhou City—3 county-level cities, 1 county, 3 districts

Official website

http://www.yangzhou.gov.cn/



Source: Official website of Yangzhou City, Yangzhou City’s report of “Current Situation and Challenges” edited for the 1st East Asia Local and Regional Government Congress



(As of May, 2019)