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Jiujiang, or “Xun” for short, is a prefecture-level city in Jiangxi Province, which used to be called “Chaisang”,“Jiangzhou” and “Xunyang” in ancient times. It is a famous city in the regions south of the Yangtze River with a history of over 2200 years. 

Jiujiang, located in the juncture of the Yangtze River Economic Development Zone and Beijing-Kowloon Railway Economic Development Zone, is a central harbor city in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River. It is one the first five open cities to the world in China along the Yangtze River, and is in the transition zone of advancing development from the eastern coastal area to the mid-western area. Jiujiang is also called “the mouth of three rivers and the thoroughfare of seven provinces”, “the place with greatest views” and “the northern gate of Jiangxi Province”. 

Jiujiang stretches 270 kilometers from east to west, 140 kilometers from north to south, and covers a total area of 18.8 thousand square kilometers, accounting for 11.3% of the whole area of Jiangxi Province. In late 2013, the population of Jiujiang was 4.7894 million, with an urban planning area of 118 square kilometers, and a built-up urban area of 48.4 square kilometers. Jiujiang’s jurisdiction covers Jiujiang County, Wuning County, Xiushui County, Yongxiu County, De’an County, Lushan City, Duchang County, Hukou County, Pengze County, Ruichang City, Gongqing City, Xunyang District, Lianxi District, Jiujiang Economic and Technological Development Zone, the Administration of the Lushan Scenic Spot, Lushan Xihai Scenic Spot and Bali Lake New District. 

Jiujiang is detailed analysis as a new engine of the construction of the Poyang Lake Ecological Economic Zone , an advanced manufacturing base in  central regions of China, a hub and international portal of navigation in the middle reaches of the Yangtze River, and a regional cooperation innovation demonstration area of Jiangxi Province. According to the 2014 new-type urbanization plan of Jiangxi Province, Jiujiang metropolitan area is one of the three important metropolitan areas being cultivated and developed preferentially in Jiangxi Province.