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Wujin District

Wujin

武进区
Wujin is located in Jiangsu
Wujin
Wujin
Location in Jiangsu
Coordinates: 31°37′03″N 119°56′12″E / 31.6175°N 119.9366°E / 31.6175; 119.9366
CountryPeople's Republic of China
ProvinceJiangsu
Prefecture-level cityChangzhou
Area
 • Total1,278.22 km2 (493.52 sq mi)
Population
(2005)
 • Total951,000 (817,000 in rural areas)[1]
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
213100

Wujin District (simplified Chinese: 武进区; traditional Chinese: 武進區; pinyin: Wǔjìn Qū; Wade–Giles: Wu-chin; postal: Wutsin) is one of districts under the jurisdiction of Changzhou in Jiangsu province of the People's Republic of China. In 2005 Wujin was ranked as 8th in the top 100 best cities and counties in mainland China.[2]

History

In 2005 the total population was recorded at 951,000 people, a decline from the 1.2m inhabitants recorded in 1999.[3] In 2005 Wujin was ranked as 8th in the top 100 best cities and counties in mainland China.[4] On May 7, 2015, Qishuyan District became the part of Wujin District.[5]

Dialect

The local language is the Changzhou dialect of Wu Chinese.

Tourism

The district is most famous for the Chunqiu Yancheng, the remains of an ancient city from the Spring and Autumn period.

Education

The Oxford International College of Changzhou is also located in Wujin District, serving Chinese and foreign students for kindergarten through high school.

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ 中国百强县网
  3. ^ (in English) National Population Statistics Materials by County and City - 1999 Period, in China County & City Population 1999, Harvard China Historical GIS
  4. ^ 中国百强县网
  5. ^ "常州部分区划调整获批:武进区戚墅堰区合并,金坛市撤市设区". thepaper.cn. May 7, 2015. Retrieved May 8, 2015.

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