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Neijiang (simplified Chinese: 内江; traditional Chinese: 內江; Sichuanese Pinyin: Nui4jiang1; Sichuanese pronunciation: [nuei˨˩˧tɕiaŋ˥]; pinyin: Nèijiāng; Wade–Giles: Nei-chiang) is a prefecture-level city in the southeast of Sichuan province, People's Republic of China. It is located on the Tuo River and is a transportation and food-processing center. The population of the entire prefecture was 3,702,847 at the 2010 census, and the population of the built-up (metro) area was 1,251,095 in the 2 urban districts of Shizhong and Dongxing.


Neijiang in 2012
Neijiang in 2012
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
Location of Neijiang in Sichuan
CountryPeople's Republic of China
 • Prefecture-level city5,385.33 km2 (2,079.29 sq mi)
 • Urban
1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
 • Metro
1,568.1 km2 (605.4 sq mi)
 (2010 census[1])
 • Prefecture-level city3,702,847
 • Density690/km2 (1,800/sq mi)
 • Urban
 • Urban density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
 • Metro
 • Metro density800/km2 (2,100/sq mi)
Time zoneUTC+8 (China Standard)
Postal code
ISO 3166 codeCN-SC-10


In medieval times the locality was an important salt-producing area, but in recent times its name has been associated with the cultivation of sugarcane; it is commonly referred to as the sugar capital of Sichuan. During the economic boom of China in the 1990s and early 21st century, Neijiang has been transformed and its industry now range from engineering, electronics, chemicals, construction materials, to consumer goods. It is also the home of Neijiang Normal College and many other educational institutions. Its geographic location puts it in the centre of the transport network in southern Sichuan. Neijiang is also the hometown of Zhang Daqian, one of the best-known and most prodigious Chinese artists of the twentieth century.

Administrative divisionsEdit

# Name Hanzi Hanyu Pinyin Population
Area (km²) Density (/km²)
1 Shizhong District 市中区 Shìzhōng Qū 501,285 388 1,292
2 Dongxing District 东兴区 Dōngxīng Qū 749,810 1,181 635
3 Longchang City 隆昌市 Lóngchāng Shì 633,210 794 797
4 Weiyuan County 威远县 Wēiyuǎn Xiàn 626,482 1,289 486
5 Zizhong County 资中县 Zīzhōng Xiàn 1,192,060 1,734 687



The bullet train from Chengdu to Neijiang takes 54 minutes.

The low-speed train from Chengdu to Neijiang takes 4 hours and 12 minutes.

External linksEdit


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  2. ^ 中国地面气候标准值月值(1981-2010) (in Chinese). China Meteorological Data Service Center. Retrieved 20 October 2018.