History & Culture
Jiujiang City, Jiangxi Province, is a cultural and historic city situated at the crossing of the Yangtze River and the Beijing-Kowloon Railway. Jiujiang, which translates as “nine rivers”, received its name because nine bodies of water converge at this port city (Ganjiang, Po, Yu, Xiu, Gan, Xu, Shu, Nan, and Peng).
The city is known for its cultural landscape, which includes UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site Mount Lu and 273 scenic spots and cultural relics.
In its 2,000 year history, Jiujiang has served as a communication and transportation hub, including an important center in the tea trade. Jiujiang port is listed as one of the first class-national watercourse ports along the Yangtze River.
Jiujiang now has one city, nine counties, two districts and Mount Lushan Administration Bureau under its jurisdiction. In total the city covers an area of 18.8 thousand kilometers. Jiujiang is traditionally an agricultural region with major exports in cotton, rapeseed, silk, fruit and aquatic products. More recently it has made tremendous progress in chemical and high-tech industries consisting of textiles, petrochemistry, electric power, building materials, automobile and ship manufacturing, and metallurgy.
- Population: 4.7 million
- Language: Mandarin
- Mayor: Lin Binyang
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- Lantern Festival (end of Chinese New Year celebrations (in 2018 – March 2nd))
- Tomb-Sweeping Day (in 2018 – April 5th)
- Labor Day (May 1st)
- Dragon Boat Festival (in 2018 – June 18th)
- Harvest Moon Festival (in 2018 – September 24th)
- National Day (October 1st)