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|Country||People's Republic of China|
|Time zone||UTC+8 (China Standard)|
Rugao (Chinese: 如皋; pinyin: Rúgāo) is a county-level city under the administration of Nantong, Jiangsu province, China, located in the Golden Triangle region on the northern (left) bank of the Yangtze River. 
Rugao is also famous for its kites, potted landscapes, flowers and trees. It is the largest distributing center in east China.
Rugao is one of the oldest towns to appear in the Yangtze triangle. About 2000 years ago, a small coastal town named Rugao Port was established. In 441, the 7th year of the Yixi Era of Eastern Jin Dynasty, Rugao county was first founded.
During Sui Dynasty, the county was merged into Ninghai county. In the Wude Era of Tang Dynasty, Ninghai county was renamed Hailing county. In the era of Republic of China, Rugao became the largest county in China.
In 1940, Rugao was divided along the Tongyang Canal into two parts: Ruxi county and Rudong county. In September 1945, Rugao county was reestablished.
On June 1, 1990, with approval of the State Council, Rugao city was founded, which went into effect in 1991.
The current mayor of this city is Chen Xiaodong and the Party Secretary is Jiang Yonghua.