lies in the south of Jiangsu Province. It is not only a historical
and cultural city but also an important industrial base of china.
Yangzhou has an area of 12,431 square kilometers and a population
of 9.31 million.
Yangzhou is a plain. The Grand Canal passes through it from north to south, and the Tongyang Canal passes through it from west to east.
Yangzhou has a subtropical monsoon climate with an annual
average temperature of 14.8ºC, and has 224 frost-free days. Annual rainfall averages 1,100 millimeters.
There are many natural resources in Yangzhou, including petroleum, natural gas, and pottery clay. The
country's largest gas field is located in Yangzhou.
Industries include machinery, chemical, textile, food processing, and electronics. The collectively-owned
enterprises of Yangzhou are flourishing. The chief farm products of Yangzhou are rice, pigs, rapeseed, freshwater fish, and poultry.
The main transportation facilities of Yangzhou are
road and waterways. Yangzhou has some harbors, including the Bian Harbor which ships of up to 10,000-DWT can call at, the Gao Harbor - a harbor of middle size in Taixing, and the Yizheng Harbor - one of the China's 4 large oil harbors.
There are many scenic spots and historical relics in Yangzhou, such as the Shouxi Lake scenic area, the Ge Garden, the Daming Monastery, the Guanyinshan Monastery, the Xianque Monastery, the Tianning Monastery, and the Tomb of Puhaddin. The special locally-made products include lacquerware, jade-ware, shell sculptures, embroidery, and toys.