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Nanjing, known as Jinling in ancient China, is the capital of Jiangsu Province. It is situated on the vast plain of the lower reaches of the Yangtze River. It belongs to the northern subtropical monsoon climate zone where the four seasons are clearly demarcated, the annual mean temperature is 16°C, the annual even precipitation is 1,106 mm and the frost-free period is 237 days.At present, Nanjing has jurisdiction over 10 districts and 5 counties,covering an area of 6,516 square kilometers and having a population of about 5,200,000.

Nowadays, Nanjing has developed into a multiple-producing industrial base in eastern China, an important hub of transportation and communication center, one of China's four major scientific research and educational central cities. The gross national products of the whole city in 1995 amounted to 58 billion yuan, a 12% increase over the previous year.

History has left the place numerous historical sites and heritage relics which now constitute the main attractions. The Mausoleum of Dr. Sun-Yat-Sen, Mingxiaoling Mausoleum, Qinhuai River, the Memorial Hall to the Victims in the Nanjing Massacre, Confucius Temple, Linggu Temple, Mochou Lake, and Mount Qixia are some of the best places to visit.


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